Workplace safety laws require that workplaces are free from hazards that are likely to cause death or serious harm, and while there are no specific regulations in place for COVID-19 or airborne viruses, OSHA suggests that employers consider:
Providing personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, masks, and shields, to all essential workers who risk exposure to the virus.
Promoting hand washing, respiratory etiquette, social distancing, wearing face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) and telecommuting when possible, along with arranging regular housekeeping at the workplace and discouraging workers from using one another’s phones, desks, or equipment.
Identifying and isolating sick employees, and sending them home.
Improving air filtration and ventilation, and installing physical barriers such as sneeze guards to prevent infection.
Click here for White House/CDC guidelines on how your employer can keep you safe during the phased “Opening Up America Again.”