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.

Small Business 

Coping and Resilience

Workplace Guidance

Prevention and Support

Cleaning and disinfecting guidance


Personal Services

Food Services

Delivery and Ground Transportation

Manufacturing and Industrial

Manufacturing and Industrial
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.

6 | Promote etiquette for coughing and sneezing and handwashing. Provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, soap and water, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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

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