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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).More
Find the latest OSHA resources related to COVID-19, including:
- Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (May 19, 2020).
- Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (May 19, 2020).
- COVID-19 Guidance for Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facility Workers (Spanish). (May 14, 2020).
- Risk to workers in the United States
- Classifying risk of worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2
- How does COVID-19 spread?
- Identifying potential sources of exposure
Take steps to prevent worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
- What is a coronavirus?
- How is SARS-CoV-2 different from other coronaviruses?
- What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
- What should I do if I think I have been exposed to or infected with SARS-CoV-2?
- How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
- How is COVID-19 treated?
- Am I at high risk for complications from COVID-19?
- When can I return to work after having COVID-19?
OSHA provides guidance and resources for employers and workers on the control and prevention of COVID-19. Some sections of this guidance apply to all workers and employers, while other sections focus on those at lower risk of exposure and those with increased risk of exposure, including workers involved in:
- Emergency response and public safety
- Postmortem care
- Manufacturing (developed in partnership with CDC)
- Meat and poultry processing (developed in partnership with CDC)
- Airline operations
- Retail operations
- Border protection and transportation security
- Correctional facility operations
- Solid waste and wastewater management
- Environmental (i.e., janitorial) services
- In-home repair services
- Business travelers