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Forcing companies to test their employees for COVID-19 may not be going so well, as new data suggests half of all the positive results are in fact false positives. A new survey from the Food Chamber determined that companies are having a lot of trouble with the new testing regime because of the inaccuracy of the tests.  The manufacturers never guaranteed 100% accuracy, but companies are noticing a theme where the antigen tests are coming up positive, only to be proven wrong later when the employee takes a PCR test.  Miroslav Koberna, head of the Food Chamber, said that 141 companies participated in the survey, and the results show that nearly half of all those that tested positive were notContinue Reading

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As of Wednesday, companies with more than 250 employees must begin testing all their employees for COVID-19 by March 12.  Any employee who refuses to undergo tests could face termination according to legal experts.  Czech attorney Jiří Matzner told Novinky that if an employee doesn’t make it to work because they refused a test, it would be considered an “inexcusable absence.”  “According to this unusual measure implemented by the Ministry of Health on March 1, 2021, employees are obliged to undergo testing at the request of the employer. If an employee doesn’t appear for the test, he can’t perform work within the employer’s workplace. In this case, it would be an inexcusable absence and a gross violation of work duties.”Continue Reading

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The past year has been a bruiser for most and this week has been no exception. With the virus slowly creeping around us, one-by-one our friends and family test positive. We have been lucky to have avoided the inevitable, and continue to error on the side of caution, but the numbers are starting to work against us, COVID virgins. The week started off with a Sunday plunk. Not just any plunk. I took my sons out for a walk by the river and the younger one decided to go for a swim. The river water is much higher than average so they had to resort to finding smaller stones and launching them into the river from the stairs,  with myContinue Reading