Guidance for Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
We are constantly updating our business-building dashboard, software, and templates, and developed this employee policy template to include a sample policy you can edit and use for your business. If you are using our Employee Manual Builder, we recommend inserting this new policy in the Safety section.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights Click here to access the official Dept of Labor poster The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. This section would go in the “Explanation” section of the employee handbook software. From the CDC Website This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of COVID-19, and investigations are ongoing. Updates are available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/. This interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings (separate guidance is available for healthcare settings). CDC has also provided guidance for critical infrastructure workers who may have had exposure to a person known or suspected to have COVID-19. Unless otherwise specified, this interim guidance for businesses and employers applies to critical infrastructure workplaces as well. 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. Employers should follow the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Againexternal icon, a phased approach based on current levels of transmission and healthcare capacity at the state or local level, as part of resuming business operations. Business operation decisions should be based on both the level of disease transmission in the community and your readiness to protect the safety and health of your employees and customers. Businesses and employers are encouraged to coordinate with state and local health officials to obtain timely and accurate information to inform appropriate responses. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies. 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. Talk with your employees about planned changes and seek their input. See the OSHA COVID-19 guidance for more information on how to protect workers from potential exposures, according to their exposure risk. All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in your workplace.
If you are using Employee Manual Builder, follow the instructions below for adding this section.
CDC will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.
Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19
CDC has guidance for mitigation strategies according to the level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19.
All employers should implement and update as necessary a plan that:
Additionally, collaborate with employees and unions to effectively communicate important COVID-19 information.
Plans should consider that employees may be able to spread COVID-19 even if they do not show symptoms.
This should include activities to:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Click here to access the official Dept of Labor poster
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
This section would go in the “Explanation” section of the employee handbook software.
From the CDC Website
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of COVID-19, and investigations are ongoing.
Updates are available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
This interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings (separate guidance is available for healthcare settings). CDC has also provided guidance for critical infrastructure workers who may have had exposure to a person known or suspected to have COVID-19. Unless otherwise specified, this interim guidance for businesses and employers applies to critical infrastructure workplaces as well.
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. Employers should follow the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Againexternal icon, a phased approach based on current levels of transmission and healthcare capacity at the state or local level, as part of resuming business operations. Business operation decisions should be based on both the level of disease transmission in the community and your readiness to protect the safety and health of your employees and customers.
Businesses and employers are encouraged to coordinate with state and local health officials to obtain timely and accurate information to inform appropriate responses. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies.
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.
Talk with your employees about planned changes and seek their input.
See the OSHA COVID-19 guidance for more information on how to protect workers from potential exposures, according to their exposure risk.
All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in your workplace.
For Your Employee Policies Handbook
How to add this to your employee handbook:
(Try copying the section and pasting it into your own handbook, it should capture the text formatting and links.)
Otherwise, to be sure, if you are using our Employee Manual Builder…
- Click the HR tab on the dashboard
- Open the Policies Handbook (top/center)
- Click the [+] to create a new handbook
- Since this is temporary handbook, just enter “test” in the blanks, any state is OK.
- In the menu-tree, scroll-down to “Safety” and click on “Corona Virus”
- To capture all of the text and formatting, you want to grab the html…
- It’s easy, here’s how:
- At the top of the editor, click “Tools” then “Source Code”
- Select All and Copy
- Close the temporary handbook and open yours
- Scroll-down the menu-tree to Safety
- Click on the section title under where you want to put the Covid policy
- Then click the “New Section” icon at the top, to the left of the Arrow icons
- In the new blank section, again click Tools, Source Code, and paste, then Save
- ONE last thing, At the top of the section, above the editor, click “New Doc” and type in “Corona Virus (COVID 19)”
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Section title — If you start a new employee handbook using Employee Manual Builder,, this entire section will appear in the menu-tree under Safety.
- Text in green is the supporting commentary for the producer of your employee policy handbook
- Remember to delete these comments in green when you’re finished.
Below are changes as of May 6, 2020
Updated strategies and recommendations for employers responding to COVID-19, including those seeking to resume normal or phased business operations:
- Conducting daily health checks
- Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
- Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
- Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
- Improving the building ventilation system
- Visit the CDC web page for more detail
- Visit the CDC web page for Healthcare Professionals
- See also the OSHA COVID-19 Guidance
- Consider taking Vitamin D?
Responding to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
This entire section is adapted from the CDC Website — modified by adding “[[COMPANYNAME]]” as well as formatting to complement this handbook, and it has been scanned using Grammarly.
Prevent and Reduce Transmission Among Employees
[[COMPANYNAME]] is monitoring federal, state, and local public health communications about COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations and ensure that workers have access to that information.
Frequently check the CDC COVID-19 website.
[[COMPANYNAME]] actively encourages sick employees to stay home:
- Employees who have symptoms should notify their supervisor and stay home.
- Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps.
Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
- Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.
[[COMPANYNAME]] [will / is considering?] conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks
(e.g., symptom and/or temperature screening) of employees before they enter the facility, in accordance with state and local public health authorities and, if available, our occupational health services:
If implementing in-person health checks, conduct them safely and respectfully.
Employers may use social distancing, barrier or partition controls, or personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect the screener.
However, reliance on PPE alone is a less effective control and is more difficult to implement, given PPE shortages and training requirements.
See the “Should we be screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms?” section of General Business Frequently Asked Questions as a guide.
Complete the health checks in a way that helps maintain social distancing guidelines, such as providing multiple screening entries into the building.
Follow guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the confidentiality of medical records from health checks.
To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, make employee health screenings as private as possible.
Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain the confidentiality of each individual’s medical status and history.
Where and how workers might be exposed to COVID-19 at work.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace.
Conduct a thorough hazard assessment of the workplace to identify potential workplace hazards related to COVID-19.
[[COMPANYNAME]] uses appropriate combinations of controls from the hierarchy of controls to limit the spread of COVID-19, including engineering controls, workplace administrative policies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers from the identified hazards (see table below):
Conduct a thorough hazard assessment to determine if workplace hazards are present, or are likely to be present, and determine what type of controls or PPE are needed for specific job duties.
- When engineering and administrative controls cannot be implemented or are not fully protective, [[COMPANYNAME]] is required by OSHA standards to:
- Determine what PPE is needed for their workers’ specific job duties,
- Select and provide appropriate PPE to the workers at no cost, and
- Train their workers on its correct use.
- [[COMPANYNAME]] encourages workers to wear a cloth face covering at work if the hazard assessment has determined that they do not require PPE, such as a respirator or medical facemask for protection.
- The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering as a measure to contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets and help protect your co-workers and members of the general public.
- Cloth face coverings are not considered PPE. They may prevent workers, including those who don’t know they have the virus, from spreading it to others but may not protect the wearers from exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
- [[COMPANYNAME]] reminds employees and customers that CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Wearing a cloth face covering, however, does not replace the need to practice social distancing.
See the OSHA COVID-19 webpage for more information on how to protect workers from potential COVID-19 exposures and guidance for employers, including steps to take for jobs according to exposure risk.
Separate sick employees:
- Employees who appear to have symptoms upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day shall immediately be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors, and sent home.
Have a procedure in place for the safe transport of an employee who becomes sick while at work.
The employee may need to be transported home or to a healthcare provider.
Take action if an employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 infection:
In most cases, you do not need to shut down your facility.
If it has been less than 7 days since the sick employee has been in the facility, close off any areas used for prolonged periods of time by the sick person:
- Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting to minimize the potential for other employees being exposed to respiratory droplets.
If waiting 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
- During this waiting period, open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in these areas.
If it has been 7 days or more since the sick employee used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection are not necessary.
[[COMPANYNAME]] will continue routinely cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces in the facility.
[[COMPANYNAME]] follows the CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations:
- Clean dirty surfaces with soap and water before disinfecting them.
- To disinfect surfaces, use products that meet EPA criteria for use against SARS-Cov-2,
the virus that causes COVID-19, and are appropriate for the surface.
- Always wear gloves and gowns appropriate for the chemicals being used when you are cleaning and disinfecting.
- You may need to wear additional PPE depending on the setting and disinfectant product you are using.
For each product you use, consult, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
Determine which employees may have been exposed to the virus and may need to take additional precautions:
- [[COMPANYNAME]] will inform employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- [[COMPANYNAME]] workplaces follow the Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related Exposure and instructs potentially exposed employees to stay home for 14 days, telework if possible, and self-monitor for symptoms.
- Critical infrastructure workplaces should follow the guidance on Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.
- Supervisors in critical infrastructure also have an obligation to manage potentially exposed workers’ return to work in ways that best protect the health of those workers, their co-workers, and the general public.
- [[COMPANYNAME]] encourages employees to follow any new policies or procedures related to illness, cleaning and disinfecting, and work meetings and travel.
[[COMPANYNAME]] advises employees to:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care, and to learn what to do if you are sick.
- Inform your supervisor if they have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 and to learn what to do if someone in your home is sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If your hands are visibly dirty, you should use soap and water over hand sanitizer.
Key times for employees to clean your hands include:
- Before and after work shifts
- Before and after work breaks
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the restroom
- Before eating or preparing food
- After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Learn more about coughing and sneezing etiquette on the CDC website.
- Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.
Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection.
To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and are appropriate for the surface.
- Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible.
Clean and disinfect them before and after use.
- Practice social distancing by avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (at least 6 feet) from others when possible.
For employees who commute to work using public transportation or ride-sharing:
- [[COMPANYNAME]] offers employees incentives to use forms of transportation that minimize close contact with others, such as reimbursement for parking or single-occupancy ride shares.
- [[COMPANYNAME]] allows employees to shift your hours so you may commute during less busy times.
- Employees must clean your hands as soon as possible after your trip.
- Please see your Manager for further information.
Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the workplace.
[[COMPANYNAME]] offers flexible sick leave and supportive policies and practices:
- Ensure that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are aware of and understand these policies.
- Maintain flexible policies that permit employees to stay home to care for a sick family member or take care of children due to school and childcare closures.
Additional flexibilities might include giving advances on future sick leave and allowing employees to donate sick leave to each other.
- Employers that do not currently offer sick leave to some or all of your employees should consider drafting non-punitive “emergency sick leave” policies.
- [[COMPANYNAME]] does not require a COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick to validate your illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.
- Under the American’s with Disabilities Act, employers are permitted to require a doctor’s note from your employees to verify that they are healthy and able to return to work.
However, as a practical matter, be aware that healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely manner. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and can follow CDC recommendations to determine when to discontinue home isolation and return to work.
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has established guidelines regarding Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The guidance enables employers to take steps to protect workers consistent with CDC guidance, including requiring workers to stay home when necessary to address the direct threat of spreading COVID-19 to others.
- Under the American’s with Disabilities Act, employers are permitted to require a doctor’s note from your employees to verify that they are healthy and able to return to work.
Review human resources policies to make sure that your policies and practices are consistent with public health recommendations and with existing state and federal workplace laws (for more information on employer responsibilities, visit the Department of Labor’s and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s websites).
Connect employees to employee assistance program (EAP) resources, if available, and community resources as needed.
Employees may need additional social, behavioral, and other services, for example, to help them manage stress and cope.
[[COMPANYNAME]] protects employees at higher risk for severe illness through supportive policies and practices.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- The Company supports and encourages options to telework, if available.
- The Company offers vulnerable workers duties that minimize your contact with customers and other employees
(e.g., restocking shelves rather than working as a cashier), if the worker agrees to this.
- The Company offers flexible options such as telework to employees.
This eliminates the need for employees living in higher transmission areas to travel to workplaces in lower transmission areas and vice versa.
- The Company will do our best to ensure that any other businesses and employers sharing the same workspace also follow this guidance.
Communicate supportive workplace policies clearly, frequently, and via multiple methods.
Employers may need to communicate with non-English speakers in their preferred languages.
- Train workers on how implementing any new policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may affect existing health and safety practices.
- Communicate with any contractors or on-site visitors about changes that have been made to help control the spread of COVID-19.
Ensure that they have the information and capability to comply with those policies.
- Create and test communication systems that employees can use to self-report if they are sick and that you can use to notify employees of exposures and closures.
- Consider using a hotline or another method for employees to voice concerns anonymously.
[COMPANYNAME]] management will assess our essential functions and the reliance that others and the community have on our products and services. The Company needs your support and cooperation to…
- Be prepared to change your business practices, if needed, to maintain critical operations (e.g., identify alternative suppliers, prioritize existing customers, or temporarily suspend some of your operations).
- Identify alternate supply chains for critical goods and services.
Some goods and services may be in higher demand or unavailable.
- If other companies provide the Company with contract or temporary employees, talk with them about the importance of sick employees staying home and encourage them to develop non-punitive leave policies.
- Talk with business partners about our response efforts.
Share best practices with other businesses in our community (especially those in our supply chain), chambers of commerce, and associations to improve community response efforts.
When resuming onsite business operations, identify and prioritize job functions for continuous operations.
Minimize the number of workers present at worksites by resuming business operations in phases, balancing the need to protect workers with support for continuing operations.
Determine how you will operate if absenteeism spikes from increases in sick employees, those who stay home to care for sick family members, and those who must stay home to watch their children until childcare programs and K-12 schools resume.
- Plan to monitor and respond to absenteeism at the workplace.
- Implement plans to continue your essential business functions in case you experience higher-than-usual absenteeism.
- Prepare to institute flexible work and leave policies.
- Cross-train employees to perform essential functions so the workplace can operate even if key employees are absent.
Alter your workspace to help other workers and customers maintain social distancing and physically separate [[COMPANYNAME]] employees from each other and from customers, when possible.
Here are some strategies that [[COMPANYNAME]] is using:
- Implement flexible worksites (e.g., telework).
- Implement flexible work hours (e.g., rotate or stagger shifts to limit the number of employees in the workplace at the same time).
- Increase physical space between employees at the worksite by modifying the workspace.
- Increase physical space between employees and customers (e.g., drive-through service, physical barriers such as partitions).
- Use signs, tape marks, or other visual cues such as decals or colored tape on the floor, placed 6 feet apart, to indicate where to stand when physical barriers are not possible.
- Implement flexible meeting and travel options (e.g., postpone non-essential meetings or events in accordance with state and local regulations and guidance).
- Close or limit access to common areas where employees are likely to congregate and interact.
- Prohibit handshaking.
- Deliver services remotely (e.g., phone, video, or web).
- Adjust your business practices to reduce close contact with customers — for example, by providing drive-through service, click-and-collect online shopping, shop-by-phone, curbside pickup, and delivery options, where feasible.
- Move the electronic payment terminal/credit card reader farther away from the cashier, if possible, to increase the distance between the customer and the cashier.
- Shift primary stocking activities to off-peak or after hours, when possible, to reduce contact with customers.
If you have more than one business location, consider giving local managers the authority to take appropriate actions outlined in their COVID-19 response plans based on your local conditions.
Maintain a healthy work environment
Since COVID-19 may be spread by those with no symptoms, management and employers should evaluate and institute controls according to the hierarchy of controls to protect employees and members of the general public.
Consider improving the engineering controls using the building ventilation system.
This may include some or all of the following activities:
- Increase ventilation rates.
- Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and provide acceptable indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for each space.
- Increase outdoor air ventilation, using caution in highly polluted areas.
With a lower occupancy level in the building, this increases the effective dilution ventilation per person.
- Disable demand-controlled ventilation (DCV).
- Further open minimum outdoor air dampers (as high as 100%) to reduce or eliminate recirculation.
In mild weather, this will not affect thermal comfort or humidity. However, this may be difficult to do in cold or hot weather.
- Improve central air filtration to the MERV-13 or the highest compatible with the filter rack, and seal edges of the filter to limit bypass.
- Check filters to ensure they are within service life and appropriately installed.
- Keep systems running longer hours, 24/7 if possible, to enhance air exchanges in the building space.
Note: Some of the above recommendations are based on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Guidance for Building Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Review these ASHRAE guidelines for further information on ventilation recommendations.
Ensure the safety of your building water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown:
- Follow the CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems, which describes 8 steps to take before you reopen your business or building.
[[COMPANYNAME]] will give employees, customers, and visitors what they need to clean their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes:
- Use tissues and no-touch trash cans.
- Use soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained – Contact your manager.
- Ideally, place touchless hand sanitizer stations in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene.
- Please read the posters that encourage hand hygiene to help stop the spread at the entrance to our workplace and in other work areas where they are likely to be seen.
This should include signs for non-English speakers, as needed.
- For now, we discourage handshaking. Encourage employees to use other non-contact methods of greeting.
- Visit the CDC’s coughing and sneezing etiquette and clean hands webpage for more information.
Perform routine cleaning:
- Follow the Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting to develop, implement, and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.
- If surfaces are dirty, please clean them using a detergent or soap and water before you disinfect them.
- For disinfection, the most common, EPA-registered, household disinfectants should be effective.
A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available on the EPA website.
Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method, and contact time).
- Employees are discouraged from using each other’s phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible.
- Please use the provided disposable disinfecting wipes and wipe down commonly used surfaces
(e.g., doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks, other work tools, and equipment) before each use.
- Store and use disinfectants in a responsible and appropriate manner according to the label.
- Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together.
This can cause fumes that could be very dangerous to breathe in.
- Employees are to always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used when they are cleaning and disinfecting and that they may need additional PPE based on the setting and product.
The Company will perform enhanced cleaning and disinfection after persons suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19 have been in the facility:
- If a sick employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, follow the CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations.
Please limit travel and, if you must travel, take additional precautions and preparations:
- Minimize non-essential travel and consider resuming non-essential travel in accordance with state and local regulations and guidance.
- Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country where you will travel.
Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from countries with travel advisories, and information for aircrew, can be found on the CDC website.
- Advise employees to check themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 before starting travel and to notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
- Ensure employees who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignment understand that they should notify their supervisor and promptly call a healthcare provider for advice if needed.
- If they are outside the United States, sick employees should follow company policy for obtaining medical care or contact a healthcare provider or overseas medical assistance company to help them find an appropriate healthcare provider in that country. A U.S. consular officer can help locate healthcare services. However, U.S. embassies, consulates, and military facilities do not have the legal authority, capability, or resources to evacuate or give medicines, vaccines, or medical care to private U.S. citizens overseas.
Minimize risk to all employees when planning meetings and gatherings:
- Use video-conferencing or teleconferencing when possible for work-related meetings and gatherings.
- Cancel, adjust, or postpone large work-related meetings or gatherings that can only occur in-person in accordance with state and local regulations and guidance.
- When video-conferencing or teleconferencing is not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces continuing to maintain a distance of 6 feet apart and wear cloth face coverings.
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