As employers, you want to support your essential workforce in the best way possible.
This is an unprecedented time of human need, high stress, high consequences, and rapid change. In response is the deep commitment of health care professionals, caregivers, and those who support the front line. Their jobs are to care for themselves, as well as their families and friends, their patients, and their communities.
The Commonwealth’s statewide COVID-19 workforce includes many individuals, including employees, volunteers, and contractors who are working long hours under difficult conditions and experiencing the toll that it takes on lives. We see this in ourselves, our families, and our colleagues.
As employers, you want to support your essential workforce in the best way possible. Below you’ll find some resources that may help.
As an employer, you have access to information posted by various federal and state government organizations regarding workplace laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, including those applicable to COVID-19 conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information about COVID-19 and information for employers and the workplace
The Virginia Department of Health also provides Virginia-specific information for business owners and employers.
Virginia’s Community Services Boards provide the most local level of support for mental and behavioral wellness.
US Department of Labor may answer questions surrounding the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in addition to similar legislation that may follow.
Links to various helpful FAQ pages (produced by the U.S. Department of Labor and advocacy organizations) are provided below:
- COVID-19 & the FMLA
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Professional Organizations may offer resources for their members.
The Society for Human Resource Management provides timely HR information for members, as well as access to some resources that do not require membership.