CDC Issues Interim Guidance in the Workplace in Response to COVID-19

By Cindy Amedee
Taylor Porter; Healthcare Attorney
cindy.amedee@taylorporter.com

While many employees are working from home, some businesses allowed to remain open under the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order have essential skeletal crews working in the office or on-site. In addition to the individual mitigation measures we are all now familiar with, the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also issued Interim Guidance for businesses and employers for planning and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Guidance provides helpful information on maintaining a healthy work environment and dealing with employer/employee issues arising from the coronavirus.

These guidelines can be found at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html.

It is becoming apparent that some mitigation measures will need to continue for an unknown period of time to limit the spread of the virus. With the Stay-at-Home Order set to expire on April 30, 2020 (whether that will actually happen on that date is uncertain at present), the CDC Interim Guidance for businesses and employers will continue to provide valuable instruction on handling workplace issues related to COVID-19 in a post-shut down world.

Stay tuned. Taylor Porter will continue to monitor further updates to the CDC Interim Guidance as various States prepare to re-open their economies.

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