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

Health department shows COVID-19 Risk index

COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Here’s the complete list, from lowest to highest risk*: Low Risk: Opening the mail Getting restaurant takeout Pumping gasoline Playing tennis Going camping Low-Moderate Risk: Staying at a … Continued

The Importance of the Oximeter during COVID-19

One more device we’ve been telling you about recently is also an essential tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s actually one of the most important things you can have. It’s called a pulse oximeter, and it’s a tiny little gadget that clips onto the end of your finger and reads your … Continued


In this COVID-19 pandemic, protecting worker health is central to protecting public health. All workers who are on the job during this pandemic, from frontline health care workers and emergency responders, to those working in supermarkets, delivery, pharmacies, factories, transportation, sanitation, and all other essential workplaces, must be protected from disease transmission. This in turn … Continued