COVID-19: What employees need to know

COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know

Your employees play a key role in keeping operations running and preventing exposure of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This online training course will help your employees respond to this global crisis. View course details
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (or COVID-19) presents new challenges in the workplace to support the health and well-being of the workforce and keep businesses running smoothly. While employers and management are responsible for establishing plans and procedures, employees play a key role in keeping operations running and preventing exposures.

COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know is designed to help workers prepare and respond to exposure and illness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers need to know the prevention and control measures they should utilize, as well as understand the rights they have under various laws and regulations. Being prepared, yet flexible enough to adapt to an ever-changing situation, is important to the wellbeing of all employees and their workplaces.

After completing COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know, learners will be able to:

  • Explain ways to limit exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • Identify critical information to communicate with your employer.
  • Identify which regulations might impact your workplace rights under COVID-19.
  • List ways your work environment may be impacted by the pandemic.

The J. J. Keller COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know online course covers the following topics:

Limiting Exposure

  • Sick Policy 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Good Hygiene
  • Physical Separation
  • Essential Work

Communication with Your Employer

  • Communicate Openly
  • Ask Questions
  • Report Health Symptoms
  • Communication Methods

Employee regulatory rights and responsibilities

  • Pay
    • Sick leave options
    • Workers’ compensation
    • Unemployment benefits
  • Regulatory Rights
    • FMLA, state, federal and local laws
    • Privacy and discrimination risks
    • OSHA Compliance and Responsibilities
    • Key OSHA standards for COVID-19
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Special laws and additional regulations, like government stimulus, that may impact income

Impact on Your Work Environment

  • Remote Work and Staggered Shifts
  • Events and Travel
  • Absenteeism
  • Supply Chain and Production Disruptions

Formats: Online Course

Languages: English

Intended Audience: Employees

Regs Covered (if applicable): OSHA, FMLA, ADA


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Coronavirus and your Workplace


The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents new challenges in the workplace. Businesses can get ready to respond to the crisis by creating a multi-faceted plan and by being able to adapt to an ever-changing situation in a way that supports the entire organization.

Written by J. J. Keller Editor Terri Dougherty, the free whitepaper Coronavirus and Your Workplace covers areas your business needs to consider to be prepared for the coronavirus crisis:

  • Responding to the outbreak
  • Communicating with your workforce
  • Consideration of employee rights
  • OSHA compliance responsibilities
  • Support for business operations
  • A flexible and timely response

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