U.S. employers are not immune to the Ebola scare sweeping the country, but for most businesses, the risk of their employees contracting the virus remains extremely low. Nevertheless, employers are encouraged to re-examine their workplace travel policies and pandemic plans, say labor and business health experts.

It’s not a time to panic, but it’s important to be prepared, says Howard Mavity, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips. Ebola is “a controllable malady; it’s not that easily contracted, and employers need to take a breath,” he says.

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