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National Safety Council Statement on New CDC Testing Guidelines

By National Safety Council Press Release

Itasca, Illinois – The National Safety Council urges employers to continue to be vigilant with testing despite the recent guideline amendment issued by the CDC. Without a clear rationale for these changes, NSC continues to recommend employers test workers to ensure a safe workplace. 

Around 30 percent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were asymptomatic, according to a new study, and knowledge that people are infected is key. Leadership is needed to expand testing, not limit it, according to NSC.

“NSC knows safety is vital to both workers’ health and to our national recovery,” NSC said in a statement. “To that end, NSC has led the call for testing to be a required element of reopening plans for all businesses across the country. Testing is not only necessary to limit virus transmission in workplaces and communities, it’s imperative to prevent another nationwide shutdown.”

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