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—that 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 and the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 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 or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides additional information about other symptoms people with COVID-19 may have.
  • Some 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.
  • Since March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has advised 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 and the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 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 or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides additional information about other symptoms people with COVID-19 may have.
  • Some 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.
  • Since March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has advised 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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