President Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

On August 4, President Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Your safety is important to us and we are monitoring the virus and guidance from the CDC, CDPHE, and local public health officials. At this time we will continue to operate under regular, approved in person work and alternate work arrangements and are not planning changes to office protocols or fully remote operations.  We will keep you apprised of any changes that may occur.

By most accounts, monkeypox is passed through prolonged, direct, skin-to-skin contact. You can help to reduce the likelihood of transmission in the workplace by following many of the same practices used to stay safe throughout COVID. This includes:

  • Staying home when you are sick or experiencing any symptoms;
  • Washing hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer, especially after using the bathroom and before eating;
  • Avoiding touching your face; and
  • Continuing to practice alternatives to handshaking or hugging when greeting others.

Should you be exposed or experience symptoms of monkeypox, please contact Human Resources for assistance in managing any necessary leave or alternative work arrangements. 

You can learn more about monkeypox on the CDC and CPDHE websites:

Friday, August 19, 2022