What should employers do to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19?

Commentators have long suggested that we may see a second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) later this year following the initial peak in spring. Whether or not that is the case, employers should be preparing for the possibility in case it becomes a reality.

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