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Do you think employers should be required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the coronavirus?

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Of course. If you came in contact with the person that tested positive, you should go in quarantine for 2 weeks.

26 ( +32 / -6 )

No, there is already enough bullying in the workplace here.

-41 ( +3 / -44 )

In addition they have to close for 2 weeks minimum and to disinfect the whole superspreading place, isn’t that still common sense, damned.

23 ( +27 / -4 )

of course. And then they need to close the workplace down for 2 weeks and let people telework if possible

17 ( +21 / -4 )

I am not sure. My workplace has been my bedroom/office since February.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

My workplace stipulates that you must protect his/her privacy in case that happens. Everybody will take the test, the place will be closed for disinfection, and probably everybody will know the culprit, but you are not allowed to disclose his/her name

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Of course, they have a responsibility to protect the health of their staff while at work. They do not have to name the person, just say someone has the virus so people can self isolate and not pass it on.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

You mean they aren't already???

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Its not like its gonna be a secret why you are closing down to disinfect the place. Who it is isn't that important.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

To those who said no, I hope you don't get infected and fall seriously ill just because you weren't made aware of it.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Of course! It could be a matter of life or death for people.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

We are speaking of Corporate? The Corporate who we see in the media every week having poisoned, neglected, cheated, ad nauseam, their workers? Since our 'requirements' for reporting hazardous conditions to our workers appear to so ... hmmm ...laissez faire (OK mods?) anyway, and albeit I voted 'Yes', the strength of a 'should' we often see applied in these matters makes my opinion worthless and of no matter. 'Should' is a 'moral' matter and Corporate itself will tell you that 'morality' as the rest of us see it is not a characteristic of Corporate policy regardless of what individual members may experience. In fact, it's an excellent way to get fired...sigh, nothing is so simple as questions such as these, which seem simple but whose 'real practice' behaviors are not. Ask: "Should shareholders lose profits because of time lost to Covid response?" and the increase in the percentage of 'No's' might be dishearteningly higher.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I think this question arises from the prejudice that an employee who tested positive might suffer upon returning to work. If an infected person self-quarantined for two weeks and came back to the office, I'm sure people who sat near that person would still feel uneasy, while others might tend to avoid them if possible.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Without question. Worker Safety 101.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Everybody here, who works in a japanese company knows that a japanese Guy will never stay away home from work for 2 weeks because he or she is sick.

So if they are infected with COVID 19, they will never tell it.

2 of my japanese coworkers just came in 2 days ago with fever and cough. But they didn't go to a doctor and they judged themselves as just catching a cold.

Maybe they are correct and it is just a cold, but nobody knows.

It is the job of the company management to send this peoples home to recover, but also the japanese management will never do that.

Business before health!

Another problem is that everyone has a great paranoia now according the COVID 19, and as soon as somebody coughs, everybody judge this person caught Corona.

Nobody guess that it can be another thickness.

First judgement for every kind of symptom is Covid 19.

That is crazy!

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Everybody here, who works in a japanese company knows that a japanese Guy will never stay away home from work for 2 weeks because he or she is sick.

That in itself is an issue though. And it is unfortunately not something I'll ever understand. It's fine if it's just a cold or something else trivial but otherwise people should stay home. Why take the risk to infect other people with wathever you may have? It is especially important at times like we have now. If I have to choose between working some more and getting sick, I'd go with the former and that has nothing to do with corona.

So yes, a company should absolutely tell their employees if someone tested positive. Unfortunately there is already bullying at some work places, like kyushubill pointed out and things could get out of hand. In order to avoid that just don't name the person and make sure everyone is informed, so that appropriate steps can be taken.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I think this is a needless question.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Just to add, if I tested positive, it is my obligation to tell my colleagues and workplace. To do otherwise would be pure selfishness.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

No. Everyone should carry on regardless until the last person is standing.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

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