COVID-19 Resources for Employers

March 22nd, 2020 by Thomas Harte

The following resources are available to employers and employees for concerns related to the Coronavirus / COVID-19.

Important Recordings for Employers: 

Click Here for access to the “COVID-19 Compliance Update“.  This is an informative session from the legal team from Alera Group that covered the following items:

  • HSA eligibility for waived COVID-19 testing
  • Telemedicine
  • Best practices during layoffs
  • How to handle collecting participant contributions if their paycheck falls short
  • FMLA and paid leave
  • General employment law that apply to this situation.

Click Here for access to the “COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices“, hosted by the consulting team at ThinkHR, a benefits partner of Landmark Benefits, to include Kara Govro, JD, SPHR.  The following topics were covered on this presentation:

  • Current guidance from the CDC
  • Illness and quarantine
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Reducing hours or closing

Reference Material:

Other Center for Disease Control Resources

  1. CDC:  What to do if you are sick?, posted on 3.18.20
  2. CDC:  What to do if you are sick? (Spanish), posted on 3.18.20
  3. CDC:  Stop the Spread of Germs, posted on 3.18.20
  4. CDC Website on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
  5. CDC:  Flyers to keep the workplace, school, and home safe
  6. CDC:  Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
  7. CDC:  Stop the spread of germs poster
  8. CDC:  Stop the spread of germs at work poster
  9. CDC:  Stay home if you’re sick poster
  10. CDC:  Coughing and Sneezing
  11. CDC:  Keeping hands clean
  12. CDC:  Hand sanitizer in community settings

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Resources

  1. SHRM:  Sample memo to employees
  2. SHRM:  Sample memo for suspension of non-essential travel
  3. SHRM:  How to Handle Communicable Diseases in the Workplace
  4. SHRM:  Infectious Disease Control Policy
  5. SHRM:  Communicable Disease Policy
  6. SHRM:  Notice of Workplace Exposure

Landmark Benefits, Inc.

  1. Employer Reference Guide
  2. Employer Recommendations


  1. World Health Organization – Worksite Readiness
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