The Thai government reports 50 total cases of COVID-19 as of March 8, 2020. According to LawtonAsia global workforce managers should also know that:
- Temperature checks are in effect at all airports.
- People returning from high risk countries are self-quarantined for 14 days.
- School teachers returning from overseas after spring break are self-quarantined for 14 days.
- Schools closures are in effect if they have suspected cases of COVID-19.
Health insurance and flexible working arrangements
- Some carriers have clauses that deny coronavirus-related claims, but most do not.
- If elderly people are living with an employee, advise the employee to work from home if possible.
- Communicate the practical steps employees need to take to prevent spreading the coronavirus. LawtonAsia’s newsletter on the topic will be released to clients soon.
- The telemedicine app LawtonAsia will become available to people who are not Thai or American.
This coronavirus update for employers in Thailand 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.