We know your company is committed to health and safety of your employees and the public. Have you effectively communicated that to your workforce ? Have you added COVID-19 briefings to safety meetings? Does your management team stay on message about its commitment to health and safety? Do you fear your employees are not truthfully representing their fitness for duty?
The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for everyone to manage. Employers need to carefully and critically examine the answers to these questions and more.
- The CDC has valuable resources for employers including regularly updated information and posters. You can access the information with this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html.
- Additionally, OSHA also has important health and safety guidance: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf.
- Another resource is your state’s public health department’s site. (In Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that can be found here: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html.)
We recommend regularly checking for updated resources for employers on these sites. Of course, we will provide updates here as soon as possible as well. If your business needs additional information or clarification, we offer simplified summaries and practical advice tailored to your individual needs.
Beyond guidance, do you need additional workplace posters or handouts to drive the message home? See what the CDC has to offer here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html. ADPH also has helpful posters and other resources in English, French, and Spanish on its resource page. https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html.
Some of our clients have found new policies helpful, as well. We can help navigate you through drafting them as well as providing notices to your employees that are compliant with the regulatory environment. During this crisis, we are here to help.