Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Summary of Changes to the Guidance:

Below are changes as of May 6, 2020

  • Updated strategies and recommendations for employers responding to COVID-19, including those seeking to resume normal or phased business operations:
    • Conducting daily health checks
    • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
    • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
    • Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
    • Improving the building ventilation system
  • A table outlining the engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that employers may use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace


Centers for Disease Control

Health Checklist Guidance (CDC)