- Cobb has adjusted its workers compensation policy so that a county employee who is exposed to the virus while on the job or becomes contagious while on the job is covered.
- People who are exposed to the virus while not on duty will be required to use sick leave.
The county is exploring other measures, including policy changes for events with a large gathering of people, and ways of accommodating personnel who suddenly find themselves without childcare if schools close.
“I just want to say how important it is for communication to the public,” Commissioner JoAnn Birrell told Fire Chief Randy Crider during a briefing this week. “Communication is the key to make people aware of what’s going on.”