Workplaces and Businesses
Plan, Prepare, and Respond
CDC’s partner, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recently updated its guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. As the lead federal agency charged with ensuring safe and healthful working conditions in the United States, OSHA’s guidance assists employers and workers to identify COVID-19 exposure risks and helps them take appropriate steps to prevent exposure and infection.
- OSHA Guidance – Protecting Workers: Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplaceexternal icon
Workplace Prevention Strategies
To prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations and work environments
- Guide to Vaccinating Workers
- Prioritizing non-healthcare worksite assessments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
- Example COVID-19 Prioritization Questions for Non-Health Care Worksite Assessments by State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Departments (cdc.gov)pdf icon
- Investigating and responding to COVID-19 cases in non-healthcare work settings
Guidance Calls with Q&As
Recorded conference calls with stakeholders, to review the current CDC guidance and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions.
Educate employees about the do’s & don’ts.
Educate employees about COVID-19 symptoms and when to stay home.
Learn how to wear, make and clean cloth face cloth coverings.
Promote hand hygiene.
Everyday preventative actions to slow the spread.
Learn what to do if you are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.