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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance aimed at helping businesses prevent violence from arising when enforcing COVID-19 safety procedures.
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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., the government agency has advised businesses and retailers to implement safety procedures like mandating that masks be worn by employees and customers, asking customers to follow social distancing rules and limiting the number of customers allowed inside a business at one time in order to limit the spread of the virus.
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However, by putting such policies in place "workers may be threatened and assaulted," the CDC said, adding that these threats and assaults can come from customers, other employees or employers.