COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Employers

COVID-19 continues to challenge employers. The resources and materials included here are to help you most effectively navigate new legal requirements and manage your workforce during this evolving crisis. We’ve included federal and state resources, COVID-19 dedicated insurer sites, legal summaries, tools, sample policies/letters/templates and general guidance. Please check back frequently for updates and follow us on Twitter for additional, timely alerts.

CARRIER COVID-19 Resources:

CDC Materials

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a variety of guidance documents, downloadable posters, and other printable resources:

Get the CDC guidance for specific industries, latest updates, and resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) main page.

CMS Materials

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit includes a variety of links for employers, individuals, communities for mental health resources, health care guidance, community action, and more.

DOL Materials

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) resource page for workers and employers provides these posters and guidance:

EEOC Materials

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created a landing page entitled What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19, which provides FAQs, links to resources, and guidance.​

HHS Materials

In response to COVID-19, the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a bulletin regarding HIPAA Privacy and COVID-19.

Mental Health and Coping page provides links to resources employers can share with employees as they navigate changes brought about by the pandemic.

Find resources and information on COVID-19 Testing, including types of testing, availability, and contact tracing.

IRS Materials

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the following:

JAN Materials

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Accommodation and Compliance: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage links to resources for employers regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coronavirus.

NGA Materials

The National Governors Association (NGA) Coronavirus: What You Need to Know web page tracks state initiatives and other state data.

OSHA Materials

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a COVID-19 website for workers and employers that addresses the disease and provides guidance and other resources for preventing exposure and infection.

OSHA has also issued the publication Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (EnglishSpanish).

 

SBA Materials

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued guidance entitled SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus, explaining how the SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The SBA also offers Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources and information on the Paycheck Protection Program.

State Resources:

ThinkHR Resources:

Our vendor partner ThinkHR provides live support from their team of SPHR certified professionals, a complete library of up-to-date documents, resources, and templates, and over 200 online training courses for employer groups and their staff, to our clients at no charge. Below are additional helpful resources to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis: