Is it safe for our employees to keep working? How do we decide whether to keep employees working or not?
Ultimately each company will need to determine how it will fulfill its duty to provide a safe workplace to its employees. It’s very important to pay attention to federal, state, and local authorities to see if they are rolling out specific guidance or prohibitions that you need to be aware of. For example, some locations have issued an order for individuals to “shelter in place,” which drastically limits what workplaces can remain open and provides some guidance for those who can remain working.
Guidance has been changing from day to day and region to region. We recommend keeping up with the latest information on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus home page, related pages on that site, and your local health department for the most up to date guidance for your region and operations.