Return to Work Resources

Resources for employers as they begin to plan for reopening the workplace.

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Guidelines for Opening Up America:

While President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts, each state will ultimately be responsible for its own plan.

FEMA has developed an Exercise Starter Kit with sample documents your organization can use to conduct your own planning workshop to navigate the complexities of returning to full operations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Exercise Starter Kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized for your own needs. Suggested discussion questions for the workshop build upon reconstitution planning principles and relevant White House guidance for employers included in the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.

CDC releases comprehensive coronavirus guidance (May 2020).

CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Recovery Readiness – A How-to Guide for Repoening your Workplace Cushman & Wakefield (Published 4/22/2020)

The CDC has posted industry-specific decision-tree resources to help with reopening. The purpose of this tool is to assist administrators in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Visit the CDC’s website for more information.

Schools Decision Tree | Childcare Decision Tree | Camps Decision Tree


Guidelines for Opening Up NY State:

On April 27, Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to safely reopen NY using a regional approach.

On May 4, the Governor released additional guidelines for when regions can reopen, including new safety precautions that each business must put in place upon re-opening to help lower the risk of spreading the virus.

Listen to Governor Cuomo’s May 4 briefing here: Governor Cuomo Holds Briefing on COVID-19 Response 5/4/2020

Posters & Resources for Reopening

More Information on New York’s Current State of Affairs

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Our team of HR Consultants has been staying abreast of the continuous changes, developing resources and consulting with clients since the onset of COVID-19. HR Works is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to confidently reopen your business.

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Checklist for Reopening Your Workplace

COVID-19 Contact Log & Cleaning Log