Worker Safety & Health During COVID-19 Pandemic: Rights & Resources

This document is intended for workers, their advocates and allies, and policymakers to help ensure worker safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides resources and information on workplace safety measures, recommended sick leave policies, worker rights, and whistleblower protections.

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Community Mitigation

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Contact Tracing

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Masking, PPE & Infection Control

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Social Distancing and Isolation

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Supporting Public Health and Frontline Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on frontline and public health workers, exacerbating myriad mental health concerns, including stress, depression, and burnout. As with COVID-19 itself, impacts have disproportionately affected certain populations more likely to hold frontline positions, including women, LatinX people, and people of color. These challenges, compounded with broader issues affecting the workforce, undermine the capacities of frontline and public health workers to provide essential services. Key strategies for supporting frontline and public health workers include building a culture of caring across leadership and organizations, improving employment practices and working conditions, and fostering social support among workers.

Testing for COVID-19

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Workplaces and Businesses