Resources for Employers and Employees Regarding Workplace Issues and COVID-19 - Labor and Industry
The Maryland Department of Labor is providing this list of resources to assist employers and employees with questions regarding return to the workplace and related issues..
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has provided updated guidance on many common workplace inquiries including masks and vaccinations.
- State and Local Health Departments. In addition, it is important to remember that State and local public health authorities may have specific requirements for the jurisdiction where a business operates. Find information on the Maryland Department of Health website. Information about specific county requirements can be found on a county department of health website.
- Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 Response Information
- The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC has guidance that covers a wide range of topics including employee medical information, hiring and onboarding during the pandemic, reasonable accommodations, return to work issues, and vaccinations.
- The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is an approved Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) state plan program that has a mandate to be at least as effective as federal OSHA. MOSH follows OSHA’s guidance for mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, hazard recognition as well as control and prevention. Find further information on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard addressing healthcare as well as guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19. MOSH has also developed an educational aide related to COVID-19 and mask usage.
For additional information for businesses, including financial assistance, unemployment insurance, and more, check the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses webpage for the latest information and guidance.