Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It spreads between people … Continued

Considerations for returning to work

Do you have or think you might have COVID-19, or have you been around someone who has the virus? If you have or think you might have COVID-19, you should isolate, whether or not you have symptoms. Learn what isolation means and when you can be around others after being sick. If you might have … Continued

Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA is providing a food safety re-opening checklist for previously closed retail food establishments or those that have been open with limited service related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage retail food establishments to partner with local regulatory/health authorities to discuss the specific requirements for their retail food establishment prior to re-opening. Employee Health / … Continued

Implementing temperature-screening measures

Governors and public health officials across the country have implemented stringent measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19, such as safer at home and face covering mandates. Some jurisdictions also require employers to screen the health of employees, often as they begin a shift. WHAT OPTIONS DOES OUR BUSINESS HAVE IN IMPLEMENTING A TEMPERATURE … Continued

Ensuring a Safe Workplace – COVID-19 Screening

Can We Screen Our Employees for Symptoms of COVID-19? Yes. Common screening mechanisms include written questionnaires and temperature checks. Employees may also visually inspect employees or require employees to “self-report” COVID-19 symptoms. Whatever screening technique is used, it is important to clearly explain in writing to employees: The specific screening process you will utilize General … Continued