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YOUR EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. WHAT DO YOU DO?

by Alisa Cohn

All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your own constellation of remote working arrangements—possibly alongside your spouse and children. On top of that, you may face a test you probably couldn’t have imagined a few weeks ago: when one of your employees tells you they have tested positive for Covid-19. If you haven’t dealt with that already, you almost certainly will.

This is a particularly complex challenge. Not only does the moment call for sensitivity and humanity, but it also requires you to act quickly as a manager. As an executive coach, I have coached many senior ...

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