United States Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to the coronavirus, COVID-19. While there is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19, some OSHA requirements may apply to preventing occupational exposure to COVID-19.
Other DOL/OSHA COVID-19 Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Businesses must prepare for the continued spread of the coronavirus in the United States. In order to assist you in these preparations, you are encouraged to take the following steps:
What Should Employers Do?
- Educate your employees
- Follow the CDC recommendations for employers:
- Employer Guidance: PREPARE NOW(link is external).
- Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene by all employees.
- Perform routine environmental cleaning.
- Update your absenteeism policy and communicate the requirements.
- Update your work from home policy and communicate the requirements.
- Planning Considerations
- Prepare for increased absenteeism
- Cross train employees to handle other functions
- Encourage employees to develop contingency plans for child care in the event there are long term closures of schools and day care centers
- Prepare for business interruption
- Identify alternative suppliers
- Prioritize certain customers
- Prepare to shut down certain functions
Other CDC Resources
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES
Business resource guide produced by Sen. Braun’s office to help you digest the actions taken by Congress and the Administration through the Phase two and three economic rescue packages.