Employees Who Work In An Office Twice As Likely to Develop Coronavirus, Says CDC Report

A CDC report details the increased risk of coronavirus infection that occurs when working in an office as opposed to working remotely.

A recent report featured in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that employees who work in offices may be more likely to contract coronavirus than those who work remotely, says ABC News.

The report covers research done by public health investigators who studied a group of 310 people and their COVID-19 test results from July. It found that those who tested positive were twice as likely to have worked in the office instead of from home. 

Half of the group that was observed tested positive, while a control group tested negative. A third of the COVID-19 positive group worked from home, while half of the control group worked remotely, at least sometimes.

Two weeks before getting sick with the virus, the COVID-19 positive group was more likely than the control members to report going to the office for work.

For more information on the report, visit cdc.gov.

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Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

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