Policy Communication and Considerations for Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

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“Business as usual” is not so usual anymore. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed workplaces, and many of the modifications will be here to stay. As employers move forward, they may need to implement new policies and procedures or temporarily adjust existing policies. The Centers for Disease Control continuously monitor the pandemic situation and provide guidance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is important for employers to regularly review and update communications and policies to align with current CDC guidance.

Some topics may not apply to your organization, and therefore, this list should be used as a starting point to adapt your policies to accurately reflect your business, its philosophy, and culture. Consistent application of new policies and practices remains essential, so employers should ensure their leaders understand how to interpret and apply any new expectations.

When you are communicating new workplace policies or policy updates, MRA’s handbook team recommends the following tips...