U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidance for employers to assess readiness to re-open while protecting employees

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WORKPLACES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Reopening the Workplace – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidance for employers to assess readiness to re-open while protecting employees

Summary:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released tool to guide employers on re-opening safely, especially to protect vulnerable employees. Summary of questions to ask include:
  • Local Policies – Re-opening decisions should be consistent with state and local policies, and companies may need to regularly communicate with local authorities on developments
  • Health Practices – Promote healthy hygiene such as handwashing and wearing face masks, and intensify cleaning, disinfection and ventilation of workspaces
  • Social Distancing – Create space between employees through physical barriers, new workspace layouts, implement telework, restrict or limit access to common spaces, use staggered shifts and breaks, and reduce large events when and where possible
  • Employee Training – Educate employees on re-opening policies and health and safety protocols prior to opening
  • Care for Sick Employees – Monitor absences, let sick employees stay home, and allow flexible leave policies and practices
To check CDC’s re-opening assessment tool, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/workplace-decision-tool.html
Company: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Original publication date: May 15, 2020

Date last updated: June 12, 2020