As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace.
Employers are obligated to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their employees but are also subject to a number of legal requirements protecting workers. For example, employers must comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in their approach to dealing with COVID-19.
In addition, The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association has created this COVID-19 webpage that contains links to state, federal and global resources. As new toolkits, best practices, and news stories of interest become available, we’ll post them there, so check back often.