Having a safe space to work is important. In fact, employee safety is a top concern for many employers.
According to a survey done by Littler, an employment law practice and reported by Industry Week, "The majority of respondents (93%) are worried about ensuring that workplace conditions and policies comply with applicable safety and health regulations. The most common steps taken in response were communicating hygiene practices and prevention measures (98%), restricting travel (83%), and canceling meetings (78%). Several survey respondents also said they were grappling with how to address employee anxiety and how to find the right balance in responding appropriately without panicking employees." 1