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Coronavirus Resources for Employers

This page compiles a number of resources that are useful for employers as we adjust practices, set policy, and take action to protect our employees and provide safe workplaces.

Latest Guidance

Essential Protections During the Pandemic - employer/employee guidance from US Wage & Hour Division 4/28/2021

Updated FFCRA Guidance - frequently asked questions 1/7/2021

Summary of COVID Vaccine Issues- legal perspectives 12/17/2020

What You Should Know About COVID and EEO Laws - new Q&A guidance from EEOC 12/15/2020

New CDC Guidance on COVID Safety - includes universal indoor mask wearing except at home 12/4/2020

Roadmap to Implementing Pandemic Influenza Vaccination of Critical Workforce - CDC guidance for state and local planners 12/8/2020

Return to Work Guidance

OSHA Publications - posters and publications in various languages to download or order 8/27/2020

Office Workers Favor Staggered 4-day Workweek - return to work survey results 8/3/2020

OSHA COVID-19 Videos - featured by the Dept of Labor 7/1/2020

Safe Actions for Employee Returns - a comprehensive framework from the National Safety Council 5/20/2020

Manufacturing Workers and Employers - guidance from the CDC and OSHA 5/12/2020

DES Returning to Work Guidance - unemployment changes during phase one 5/11/2020

Planning for Reopening the Workplace - legal article with considerations 4/27/2020

Preparing Your Workplace for Employee Returns - legal article with detailed guidance 4/20/2020

EEOC Return to Work Guidelines - see section G at bottom added 4/17/2020

Example of Return to Work Guidelines - US Navy guidelines and flowchart

Employers Broadening Health Protections - 4/20/2020 survey report

Opening Up America Again - the Trump administration's phased guidelines for states, employers, and individuals

US Stimulus Programs

Social Security Tax Deferral - Executive Order and IRS Notice 2020-65

Lost Wages Assistance - US DOL guidance and FEMA information (not yet available in NC as of 8/17)

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application - with instructions and calculation form

Loan Options Video - Attorney Beth Lane explains the CARES Act loan options and how to calculate loans and forgiveness amounts

Paycheck Protection Program - SBA loan fact sheet from US Chamber of Commerce

CARES Act Summary - from WCI's HR Answers Now 3/27/2020

The CARES Act - full text of the law as PDF

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - SBA loan options

SBA Disaster Loans - submission assistance information

SBA Bridge Loans - pilot program guide for download

Coronavirus Videos for Employers

Creating a Safe Work Environment presented by AdventHealth for WCI 5/20/2020

Recommended Personnel Screening Station presented by AdventHealth for WCI 5/20/2020

Unemployment Update (2 videos) featuring Lockhart Taylor of the NC Division of Employment Security 4/10/2020

Loan Options Under the CARES Act featuring attorney Beth Lane, explaining the programs for small businesses 4/16/2020

COVID-19 Legal Update #2 featuring attorney Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, explaining the FFCRA regulations 4/6/2020

COVID-19 Legal Update #1 featuring attorney Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, explaining the changes to FMLA under FFCRA 3/23/2020

Coronavirus Basics featuring Ellen Steele, with recommendations for employers 3/17/2020


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

DOL Guidance with Schools Reopening- 8/27/2020 news release + updated FAQs

DOL Now Enforcing FFCRA Paid Leave Protections - 4/20/2020 news release

Temporary Rule for FFCRA Paid Leave - DOL Regulations 4/1/2020

Questions & Answers about FFCRA - DOL Guidance

Employee Paid Leave Rights - DOL Guidance

Employer Paid Leave Requirements - DOL Guidance

POSTER: Employee Rights under FFCRA - printable PDF

Questions & Answers about FFCRA poster - DOL Guidance

Full Text of FFCRA Law - online PDF from the US Congress

Other Federal Resources

Travel Guidelines - CDC guidelines before, during, and after traveling 8/26/2020

Face Covering FAQs - OSHA Guidance 6/10/2020

OSHA's 10 Steps to Reduce Workplace Exposure - Poster in English and Poster in Spanish and All Posters

OSHA Alert for Manufacturers - also available in Spanish 4/21/2020

OSHA 300 Reporting Enforcement Eased - OSHA Guidance related to COVID-19 4/10/2020

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program - DOL Guidance 4/10/2020

Employee Retention Credit FAQs - IRS Guidance on CARES Act

Paid Leave Tax Credits FAQs - IRS Guidance on FFCRA

Latest Information from the CDC - includes daily updates

Guidance for Employers from the CDC

OSHA's webpage for COVID-19 and Workplace Poster - OSHA

North Carolina Resources

Executive Order 180- requiring face coverings effective November 25 - FAQs here

COVID-19 Unemployment Information for Individuals - NC Dept of Employment Security web page 8/3/2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance - tip sheet for claiming PUA benefits 8/3/2020

Executive Order 147 (requiring face masks) - Summary: in manufacturing, where social distancing is difficult, all workers must wear Face Coverings when they are or may be within six ( 6) feet of another person, as of 5:00 pm on June 26, 2020.

Governor Cooper's Phase 2 Order- full text of executive order 5/21/2020 - FAQs here

Understanding NC Unemployment Benefit Programs - NC DES information and FAQs 4/27/2020

How to Report NC Unemployment Fraud - NC DES web page for UI abuse reporting 4/27/2020

How to File an Attached Claim - NC DES instructions for employers 4/19/2020

WCI Guidance for NC Unemployment Benefits - 4/10/2020 updated document

Filing for Unemployment - tip sheet from NCDES

NC Dept of Health & Human Services - coronavirus webpage

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