Lithuania has one case of COVID-19 as of March 6, 2020. Health authorities are monitoring over 5,000 people who recently travelled to places hit by the virus outbreak abroad.
- People who travelled to North Italy and China must inform the National Center for Public Health and stay home for 14 days and monitor their health.
- Body temperature screening occurs at the airport for people arriving from northern Italy and China.
- Airports, public transport, and public areas are routinely disinfected.
- All institutions and organizations must have hygiene facilities in place for visitors to wash and disinfect their hands.
- Hospitals prohibit patient visits or as well as any gifts/parcels from the outside.
- Pandemic diseases are uninsured.
Advice to employers
- If possible, have employees work from home if they feel cold or flu symptoms.
- Employees receive approval for sick leave by calling their primary care physician.
The Lithuanian government has helpful COVID-19 reference information.
This coronavirus update for employers in Lithuania is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.