Covid masksDid you hear the one about the COVID-19 outbreak that started in the employee break room? At least 15 staff members at Holyoke Medical Center in Massachusetts tested positive after they had all been eating in the same break room.

For employees who have to go into work on a regular basis, there’s no end to the list of potential threats to their health and safety these days. But some scenarios–such as taking off your mask and sitting down to lunch with a group of coworkers–can be more dangerous than others.

Medical experts from Crossover Health have put together a ranking of the risk associated with common workplace activities. Take a look at the charts below to see what areas your company may have overlooked in your COVID-19 safety response planning.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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