Are Your Employees Returning to the Office? CDC Issues Guidance for Workplaces

If your business is returning employees to the business location, CDC has issued guidelines on how to plan, prepare and respond for your office. These guidelines will help with reducing or preventing transmission of COVID-19. Information has been posted for employers, employees, as well as, special industries providing topics ranging from cleaning steps to stress management. Per CDC, the most recent updates include the following:

  • Expanded section on in-person or virtual health checks
  • Added a section on considerations for testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Addressed shortened quarantine options. Shortening quarantine may increase willingness to adhere to public health recommendations; however, shortened quarantine may be less effective in preventing transmission of COVID-19 than the currently recommended 14-day quarantine.
  • Clarified that all workers should wear masks in accordance with CDC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance and any state or local requirements
  • Clarified that, in addition to preventing the wearer’s respiratory droplets from reaching others, masks might be protective to the wearer


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