Since January 20 — the date the first known case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared numerous guides and resources packed with information about the global pandemic. However, sometimes there can be so much information, it can become a bit daunting to find what you need. To help make it easier to find helpful CDC information related specifically to your business, we’ve organized these links to work-related CDC articles. For a more thorough collection of the CDC’s articles and resources, see the CDC’s website. Note: These links will take you to content created and hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coping and Resilience
- Employees: how to cope with job stress and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Healthcare personnel and first responders: how to cope with stress and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Managing workplace fatigue
- Testing in high-density critical infrastructure workplaces
- Safety practices for critical workers with possible exposure
- OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 [pdf]
Prevention and Support
- Strategies for respirator shortages in non-healthcare sectors
- OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 pdf icon[PDF – 35 pages]external icon
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Paymentsexternal icon
- Agricultural Workers and Employers
- Grocery and Food Retail Workers
- Meat and Poultry Processors
- Meat and Poultry Processing Facility Assessment Toolkit
- School Nutrition Professionals and Volunteers
- Seafood Processing Workers
Delivery and Ground Transportation
- Food and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers
- Long-Haul Truck Drivers
- Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers
Manufacturing and Industrial
Manufacturing and Industrial
- COVID-19 Website
- Business and Workplaces webpage
- General Business Frequently Asked Questions
- Small Business
- Transportation and Delivery
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19
- What to Do If You Are Sick With COVID-19
- What Workers and Employers Can Do to Manage Workplace Fatigue during COVID-19
- People at Higher Risk of Severe Illness
- Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related Exposures
- Public Health Recommendations after Travel-Associated COVID-19 Exposure
- Health Alert Network
- Travelers’ Health Website
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Small Business International Travel Resource Travel Plannerpdf icon
- Managing Workplace Fatigue
Other Federal Agencies and Partners
(For more articles see the CDC’s website.)
Top 10 Tips to Protect Employees’ Health
Healthy employees are crucial to your business. Here are 9 ways the CDC suggestions to help them stay healthy.
Actively encourage sick employees to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisals, and ensure employees are aware of these policies
1 | Have conversations with employees about their concerns. Some employees may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.
2 | If an employee becomes sick while at work, they should be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home immediately. Follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting areas the sick employee visited.
3 | Develop other flexible policies for scheduling and telework (if feasible) and create leave policies to allow employees to stay home to care for sick family members or care for children if schools and childcare close.
4 | Talk with companies that provide your business with contracted or temporary employees about their plans. Discuss the importance of sick employees staying home and encourage them to develop non-punitive “emergency sick leave” policies.
7 | Plan to implement practices to minimize face-to-face contact between employees if social distancing is recommended by your state or local health department. Actively encourage flexible work arrangements such as teleworking or staggered shifts.
8 | Perform routine environmental cleaning. Routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, handrails, and doorknobs. Discourage the sharing of tools and equipment, if feasible.
9 | Consider the need for travel and explore alternatives. Check CDC’s Travelers’ Health for the latest guidance and recommendations. Consider using teleconferencing and video conferencing for meetings, when possible.
More tips and information | See the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and the OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19pdf
Page last reviewed | April 4, 2020 Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases‘