The CDC is reporting cities and towns should be planning for social distancing at schools and in the workplace if the COVID-19 virus becomes an epidemic outbreak in the U.S.
The CDC suggests cities should think about dividing school classes into smaller groups of students or closing schools altogether. For businesses, they recommend canceling meetings and conferences as well as possibly having employees work from home.
Right now, local employers and Jefferson County Public Schools are saying they don’t want to speculate, but if there is an issue, they will be falling in line with what health officials recommend.
WAVE 3 News reached out to three of Louisville’s largest private employers, asking what their plan would be if the virus becomes an issue in the city.