United States Department of Labor
OSHA Requirements / Guidance / Highlights & Tools
Learn about the new Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare along with updated OSHA guidance for mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in all industries.
Wage and Hour Division
Essential Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Wage and Hour Division is committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic. The resources below offer information on common issues employers and employees face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, especially between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
Implementing this guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to SARS-CoV-2 in non-healthcare settings; separate guidance is available for healthcare settings. CDC also has guidance for critical infrastructure work settings. Unless otherwise specified, this interim guidance for businesses and employers applies to critical infrastructure workplaces as well.