The guidance also provides tips for healthcare and laboratory workers, and outdoor workers. The guidance may be updated as additional information becomes available. Affected employers are advised to read the guidance in its entirety.
Protecting Healthcare and Laboratory Workers
In healthcare, standard precautions can be used to expand the universal precautions required by the BBP standard by adding several protections (including expanded PPE) not covered by the BBP standard. Standard precautions include, but are not limited to, hand hygiene and the use of PPE to avoid direct contact with blood and other potentially\infectious materials, including laboratory specimens/samples. PPE may include gloves, gowns, masks and eye protection.
Download Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus