Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

COVID-19

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Overview

This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—officially named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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News and Updates
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Find the latest OSHA resources related to COVID-19, including:

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Additional Resources

Find additional resources and information for protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Quick Facts

  • Existing OSHA standards apply to protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.
  • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides more information about other symptoms people with COVID-19 may have.
  • Many people who get COVID-19 experience only mild illness; however, the virus can cause severe respiratory disease and death.
  • The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • COVID-19 cases in the United States include travelers, close contacts of a known case, and community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
  • As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.

Quick Facts

  • Existing OSHA standards apply to protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.
  • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides more information about other symptoms people with COVID-19 may have.
  • Many people who get COVID-19 experience only mild illness; however, the virus can cause severe respiratory disease and death.
  • The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • COVID-19 cases in the United States include travelers, close contacts of a known case, and community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
  • As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.
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