With the widespread exposure of Americans to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, coupled with the prevalence of allergies and seasonal flu, employers and employees alike are often left in a quandary if they start coughing, sneezing, or encountering a runny nose. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published new guidance, titled “Is It Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold”, designed to help individuals identify their symptoms. This document provides an easy-to-follow chart to identify symptoms of each condition. Finally, the guidance provides clear direction on how you should proceed once you are diagnosed so you can move forward in a manner that protects both you and your loved ones.
To read this guidance, click here.