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COVID-19: Back to Business Guidance from Authoritative Sources

As an employer, if your business operations were interrupted, resuming normal or phased activities presents an opportunity to update your COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plans. All employers should implement and update as necessary a plan that:

  • is specific to your workplace,
  • identifies all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19,
  • includes control measures to eliminate or reduce such exposures, and
  • complies with local, state, and federal regulatory updates related to pandemic response plans.

Talk with your employees about planned changes and seek their input. Additionally, collaborate with employees and unions to effectively communicate important COVID-19 information.

Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Employers should respond in a way that takes into account the level of disease transmission in their communities and revise their business response plans as needed. The following is a collection of valuable authoritative resources that we encourage all businesses to review as they consider their business reopening plans.