State & Local Requirements

State List of Workers Compensation Policies Related to COVID-19

Description:

 A state-by-state list of policies about workers compensation related to infectious disease, especially COVID-19. 

Source: University of California Berkeley

Date: 11/18/20

Colorado - HB20-1415 - Whistleblower Protection Public Health Emergencies

Description:

"This act prohibits a principal, which includes an employer, certain labor contractors, public employers, and entities that contract with 5 or more independent contractors, from discriminating, retaliating, or taking adverse action against any worker who... raises any concern about workplace health and safety practices or hazards related to a public health emergency...
 

Source: State of Colorado

Date: 11/02/20

Kentucky - Team Kentucky - COVID-19

Description:

This is the official Team Kentucky source for information concerning COVID-19. The site is updated as new information becomes available.

Source: State of Kentucky

Date: 11/02/20

Michigan - COVID-19 MIOSHA Workplace Guidelines for Construction

Description:

This site includes the COVID-19 MIOSHA Workplace Guidelines for Construction and other related resources.

Source: Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Date: 11/02/20

Michigan - Emergency Rules: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), October 14, 2020

Description:

These rules "establish requirements for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among employees." This rule took effect October 14, 2020 and "shall remain in effect for 6 months."

Source: Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Date: 11/02/20

New Jersey - Executive Order No. 192

Description:

October 2020: New Jersey Governor Murphy signed and Executive Order to protect New Jersey's workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Executive Order goes into effect November 5th at 6am.

Source: State of New Jersey

Date: 10/30/20

Summary of Key Provisions of Oregon OSHA's Draft Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19

Description:

Summary of key requirements for workplaces under Oregon OSHA's draft COVID-19 temporary standard. 

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 09/03/20

Oregon OSHA's Draft COVID-19 Temporary Standard

Description:

Draft temporary standard from Oregon OSHA aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace by requiring employees to implement risk-reducing measures such as social distancing and face coverings. 

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 08/28/20

Michigan - COVID-19 Voluntary vs. Required Respirator Use

Description:

Guidelines for employees using respiratory protection from the state of Michigan. 

Source: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Date: 08/11/20

Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

Description:

Guidance on the use of face coverings in public from the California Department of Public Health. 

Source: California Department of Public Health

Date: 08/28/20

NY - Face Masks and Coverings for COVID-19

Description:

Guidance on when and how to wear a face mask or covering. 

Source: New York State Department of Health

Date: 08/28/20

WA - Dealing with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Construction

Description:

Employer and employee guidance on dealing with COVID-19 in the construction industry in the state of Washington. 

Source: Washington State Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 08/11/20

Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace

Description:

This checklist from the California Department of Health is intended for use by employers experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace. Employers should be proactive and keep in mind that identification of even a single positive case among employees may quickly develop into an outbreak.

Date: 08/28/20

Proclamation to Require Face Coverings

Description:

Emergency proclamation from the City of Raleigh that includes the required use of face coverings within the City.

Source: City of Raleigh

Date: 07/20/20

Baker-Polito Administration Orders Use of Mask or Face Covering in Public, Announces Increased Community Health Center COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Description:

Press release detailing the governor's order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places in Massachusetts.

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 07/20/20

Executive Order GA 29 - Relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster

Description:

Texas governor's Executive Order GA 29 mandating the use of face coverings in public spaces.

Source: Office of the Texas Governor

Date: 07/20/20

North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase 2, Adds Statewide Requirement for Face Coverings

Description:

News release from the North Carolina governor's office detailing the state's decision to remain in phase 2 of reopening and to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public places.

Source: North Carolina Office of the Governor

Date: 07/20/20

General Coronavirus Prevention Under Stay Home - Stay Healthy Order

Description:

This directive provides enforcement policy when evaluating workplace implementation of social distancing, facial coverings and respiratory protection, sanitation and sick employee practices as required under the Governor's Proclamation: Stay Home - Stay Healthy Order.

Source: Washington State Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 08/28/20

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Description:

Resource page with guidance as businesses and activities reopen in phases in Washington State.

Source: Washington State - Governor

Date: 07/20/20

Governor Increases Enforcement in COVID Hot Spots

Description:

News release from the Virginia governor's office detailing how the governor has increased enforcement of guidelines and restrictions as cases in Virginia increase.

Source: Commonwealth of Virginia

Date: 07/20/20

Vital Workplace Resources - Reopening RI

Description:

Resource page from the State of Rhode Island that is essential reading regardless of business sector.

Source: State of Rhode Island

Date: 09/12/20

COVID-19 Control Plan: Template

Description:

Template that a business may fill out to fulfill the requirement that it completes a COVID-19 Control Plan.

Source: State of Rhode Island

Date: 09/12/20

Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-Person Operations

Description:

Order from the state's health secretary directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person operations during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Date: 07/20/20

COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

Description:

Guidance that includes the basics Pennsylvania businesses and workers need to safely get back to work as the state reopens. 

Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Date: 07/20/20

Gov. Wolf: Health Secretary Signs Order Providing Worker Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19

Description:

News article detailing the state's health secretary's order directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person operations during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Date: 07/20/20

Oregon OSHA cites Albany food processor for violation linked to COVID-19

Description:

Oregon OSHA cited National Frozen Foods in Albany for failing to implement physical distancing measures to protect workers from the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 07/20/20

Executive Order 20-12

Description:

Oregon governor's Executive Order No. 20-12.

Source: State of Oregon

Date: 07/20/20

New York Forward

Description:

Resource page with information on New York state reopening guidelines, advisory boards, testing, information on protecting yourself from COVID-19, and the rights of workers in New York state concerning paid sick leave, unemployment, insurance, etc.

Source: State of New York

Date: 07/20/20

Interim Guidance for Retail Grocery Stores During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Description:

Guidance that provides owners/operators of retail grocery stores and customers with precauations to help protect New York's vulnerable populations during this public health emergency and to clarify social distancing in retail grocery stores. 

Source: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Date: 07/20/20

Declaration of Emergency Directive 018

Description:

State of Nevada emergency declaration 018.

Source: State of Nevada

Date: 07/20/20

Declaration of Emergency Directive 016

Description:

State of Nevada emergency declaration 016.

Source: State of Nevada

Date: 07/20/20

Department of Business and Industry Division COVID-19 Announcements

Description:

This resource page includes updates and announcements for the general public and regulated communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from B&I divisions. 

Source: State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry

Date: 07/20/20

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for the Meatpacking Industry

Description:

This document provides health and safety guidance for meatpacking industry employers to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

Source: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 07/20/20

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instructions

Description:

This document includes a template that may be used by businesses to develop a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Source: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 07/20/20

Businesses and Employers: COVID-19

Description:

Resource page with links to general business guidance, health guidance, food industry guidance and additional resources. 

Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Date: 07/20/20

Executive Order No. 2020-145 - Safeguards to protect Michigan's workers from COVID-19

Description:

Michigan governor's Executive Order No. 2020-145.

Source: State of Michigan Office of the Governor

Date: 07/20/20

Report Unsafe Working Conditions in Massachusetts During COVID-19

Description:

Complaint form to report workplace safety concerns about workplaces in Massachusetts.

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 09/12/20

Reopening: Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Description:

New standards from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that apply universally to all reopening workplaces, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers during the first phase of reopening and are applicable to all sectors and industries. 

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 07/20/20

Restaurants & Bars for Outdoor Dining Guidelines

Description:

This guidance document provides uniform guidelines across businesses, industries and nonprofits within the state of Illinois as well as industry-specific guidelines for outdoor dining and drinking establishments. 

Source: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Date: 07/20/20

Guidance for Food and Meat Processing Facilities

Description:

This guidance document provides parameters for food and meat processing facilities and manufacturing facilities to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to protect their workers. 

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

Date: 07/20/20

Executive Order 2020-38 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 36)

Description:

Illinois governor's Executive Order 2020-38.

Source: State of Illinois

Date: 07/20/20

Executive Order 2020-32 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 30)

Description:

Illinois governor's Executive Order 2020-32.

Source: State of Illinois

Date: 07/20/20

COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Food Packing and Processing

Description:

Guidance from Cal/OSHA designed to help food packing and processing employers comply with state requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of disease. 

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 07/20/20

Washington State - Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements

Description:

This document lays out the requirements for the construction industry for Phase 2, including a requirement that "[p]rior to commencing work all contractors are required to develop for each job site a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan."

Source: Washington State - Governor

Date: 09/10/20

Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard §16 VAC 25‐220

Description:

"This emergency temporary standard is designed to establish requirements for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to and among employees and employers...[and] shall apply to every employer, employee, and place of employment in the Commonwealth of Virginia..."

Source: Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 09/12/20

Supplement No. 1: COVID-19 Guidance: Restarting Construction Projects Versions dated March 30, 2020 and April 24, 2020A

Description:

This supplement from PennDOT to COVID-19 Guidance: Restarting Construction Projects addresses issues and concerns on the use of masks/face coverings and conveys revisions to the Governor's April 23, 2020 Construction Guidance related to phases of Reopening Pennsylvania.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Date: 07/06/20

COVID-19: Information for Businesses

Description:

A compilation of resources providing guidance for employers and employees in New Jersey, including on masks and respirators.

Source: State of New Jersey

Date: 09/11/20

Novel Coronavirus

Description:

Information about the coronavirus and guidance for responding, including mental health resources, from New York State government. 

Source: State of New York

Date: 07/05/20

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

Description:

The California LWDA's centralized source of information and guidance to help workers and employers decide what is best for them, their families, and their workplaces.

Source: California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)

Date: 09/11/20

Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance on COVID-19

Description:

This guidance from Cal/OSHA is designed to help employers comply with state requirements and to provide workers with information on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease. 

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 09/11/20

COVID-19 and Oregon OSHA

Description:

Links to resources for employers in Oregon, including guidance, PPE suppliers, and Oregon OSHA activity.  

Date: 07/05/20

Job health, safety resources for Oregon contractors

Description:

Guidance for contractors in Oregon about operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 07/05/20

Safe Start Washington

Description:

Gov. Inslee's plan for reopening Washington (May 2020).

Source: Washington State - Governor

Date: 07/19/20

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Resources

Description:

Information and guidance from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, particularly under the Workplace Safety and Health header.

Source: Washington State Department of Labor and Industry

Date: 07/02/20

COVID-19: Job Health, Safety Resources for Oregon Contractors

Description: Requirements and a list of safety resources as it relates to COVID-19 for construction contractors in Oregon.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 06/14/20

Responsible Restart Ohio: Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction

Description: These are specific operating requirements (mandatory and recommended best practices) for the manufacturing, distribution and construction sectors as part of Responsible RestartOhio initiative. Posted May 19, 2020.

Source: Ohio Department of Health

Date: 06/14/20

New York: Interim Guidance for Construction Activities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Description:

This Interim Guidance for Construction Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Construction”) was created to provide owners/operators of construction projects and their employees and contractors with precautions to help protect against the spread of COVID-19 as indoor and outdoor construction sites reopen. Released May 13, 2020.

Source: State of New York

Date: 06/14/20

All Together New Mexico – COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers

Description:

This re-opening guidance document briefly outlines requirements and best practices for construction and field operations (page 35-36). It was released May 15, 2020.

Source: New Mexico Department of Health

Date: 06/14/20

New Jersey: Can Construction Projects Continue?

Description:

A policy outlining mitigation requirements that construction projects must adopt in the state of New Jersey as of May 18, 2020.

 

Source: State of New Jersey

Date: 07/19/20

COVID-19 Recommended Guidelines and Procedures for all Workers at all DOT Construction Projects

Description:

The State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation recommends that all employees, contractors, and workers use their best efforts to implement these guidelines on each construction site to the extent reasonably possible in order to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Date: 09/11/20

Nevada OSHA COVID 19 Letter for Construction Industry

Description:

Latest memorandum amending required measures to be taken by all businesses identified as a construction sector entity in addressing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Revised April 20, 2020. Also available in Spanish.

 

Source: State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry

Date: 06/14/20

St. Louis Regional Business Recovery Initiative (Exhibit D)

Description:

On top of the Health Commissioner’s Order No. 8, Exhibit D offers additional standards and guidance for construction, manufacturing, and repair operating protocols.

Source: City of St. Louis

Date: 06/13/20

Massachusetts: Supplemental Guidelines for Construction Sites ADDENDUM 1 Limiting Exposures and Worker Infection Protocol

Description:

This is a supplemental guideline on a protocol for limiting COVID-19 exposures and worker infections in construction sites.

 

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 07/19/20

Massachusetts: Enforcement of the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Procedures for Construction Sites

Description:

This document contains the required enforcement procedures, which shall be followed by all Massachusetts state agencies and authorities who undertake, manage or fund construction projects and may be used by each city or town for ensuring the safety of both publicly- and privately-owned construction projects.

 

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 09/12/20

Guidance for Construction Employers in Maine

Description:

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued this guidance for construction employers in the state.

Date: 07/19/20

City of Chicago: COVID-19-related Guidance for Construction Workers

Description: The Department of Buildings is working closely with the Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago's construction industry to ensure construction companies are taking appropriate precautions to protect their workers. Issued March 23, 2020.

Source: City of Chicago

Date: 06/13/20

COVID-19 Guidelines for Construction Sites within the District of Columbia

Description:

This document contains COVID-19 guidelines for construction sites within the District of Columbia.

Source: Government of the District of Columbia

Date: 07/19/20

Connecticut: Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers

Description: Under Executive Order No 7V (Protection of Public Health and Safety During Covid-19 Pandemic and Response – Safe Workplaces, Emergency Expansion of the Healthcare Workforce), all workplaces considered essential must follow this guideline to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with additional rules specific to construction sites.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Administrative Services

Date: 06/14/20

State of Michigan -- COVID-19 Construction Industry & Outdoor Operations Guidelines

Description:

A presentation that reflects Michigan’s current Executive Order 2020-114 and recommendations from OSHA and the CDC as of June 8, 2020. Also see the additional COVID-19 resources offered by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including a Re-opening Checklist.

Source: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Date: 06/14/20

State of Michigan -- Re-opening Checklist

Description:

This re-opening checklist from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a template (in Microsoft Word) for writing up a downloadable COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. Also, see MIOSHA's COVID-19 Construction Industry & Outdoor Operations Guidelines for more information.

Source: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Date: 07/19/20

Colorado COVID-19 Multi-industry Construction Guidance

Description:

This document provides guidance for social distancing, hygiene protocols, and health monitoring for construction work. The main Public health guidance & resources for COVID-19 site includes this guidance and other resources that can be used by the industry.

Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

Date: 09/11/20

LA County Public Works: Guidelines for Construction Sites During COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

Guidance from the LA County Public Works on maintaining a safe work environment at all constructions sites during the pandemic.

Source: Los Angeles County, California

Date: 07/19/20

Massachusetts -- Guidance for specific industries on reopening

Description:

This document form the state provides additional information on businesses and activities summarized in the Reopening Massachusetts report.

Date: 05/22/20

Reopening Massachusetts

Description:

The Baker-Polito Administration’s official plan to reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 05/22/20

State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance

Description:

The U.S. Chamber provides a regularly updated interactive state map and state guides.

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Date: 05/19/20

Cal/OSHA - COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Construction

Description:

This document provides guidance for the construction industry to support a safe, clean
environment for workers. 

Date: 05/18/20

Cal/OSHA - COVID-19 General Checklist for Construction Employers

Description:

This checklist is intended to help construction employers implement their plan to prevent the
spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and is supplemental to the Guidance for Construction Employers. This checklist is a summary and contains shorthand for some parts of the guidance; familiarize yourself with the guidance before using this checklist.

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 09/10/20

Temporary Guidance for Construction in the City of Boston (May 6, 2020)

Description:

Information on requirements for COVID-19 Safety Affidavits and COVID-19 Safety Plans for permitted construction work and the timeline to incrementally expand the categories of allowed construction to further align with the broader categories of construction defined as essential by the State.

Source: City of Boston

Date: 05/10/20

Michigan - Return to work guidelines for construction

Description:

This document highlights the requirements for construction employers and provides further guidance on best practices to protect workers and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The governor's Executive Order 2020-70 allows the May 7th resumption of some types of work.  

Source: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Date: 09/12/20

NIOSH - State-based Occupational Health Surveillance Clearinghouse

Description:

This Clearinghouse is a collection of public health materials produced and shared by state programs. There is a section on COVID-19 materials created by the state.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 09/12/20

CDC - State & Territorial Health Department Websites

Description:

A list of U.S. state and territorial health department websites.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/08/20

The Governor's Report to Open Texas

Description:

Background and information on the three phases for reopening the state. (April 27, 2020).

Source: Office of the Texas Governor

Date: 09/12/20

CAL/OSHA - Safety and Health Guidance COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction (April 24, 2020)

Description:

This guidance document contains ways for construction employers to update their required Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) to include information on employee training and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at construction sites.  

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 09/11/20

Washington State: Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (4/23/2020)

Description:

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's Construction Working Group Recommendations. "Any existing construction projects complying with the points below may resume only those work activities that do not require workers to be closer than six-feet together. If a work activity requires workers to be closer than six-feet, it is not considered low-risk and is not authorized. Adherence to the physical distancing requirement and the health and safety points below will be strictly enforced." 

Source: Washington State - Governor

Date: 05/05/20

Pennsylvania: Guidance for Businesses in the Construction Industry Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency

Description:

Guidance for businesses in the state. "All businesses (especially those that were originally closed and later permitted to re-open a portion of their operations) must review these guidelines and commit to ensuring the health and safety of their employees ..." (Note this document is updated periodically).

 

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Date: 09/12/20

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