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COVID-19: Creating a Safe Workplace

Helping your employees return to work, safely and confidently, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no easy task. Cleveland Clinic has gathered resources from our health experts and the CDC to help you develop and implement a plan.
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How do I get started?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of new challenges, especially for businesses looking to reopen. While managers and employees may feel a sense of urgency to get their business back to normal as soon as possible, there are new guidelines and revised practices that should be followed to allow for a safe, stable return.

These resources will help you through the key steps of reopening your business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Making sure your facility is fully clean, disinfected and equipped with a blueprint for maintaining safe conditions.
  • Setting up a support system in place for employees as they return to work and adjust to new realities and emotional challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Creating a plan for a safe work environment that protects employees and customers alike from risks connected to COVID-19, including exposure and transmission.

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is continuously evolving as we learn more about the virus and the best techniques to address the associated risks. The Cleveland Clinic’s materials are based on currently available data and guidelines from the CDC and other resources. This guidance may change from time to time.

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Want the Latest COVID-19 Information?

Download Our Guides for Returning to Work

Download Our Guides for Returning to Work

COVID-19 Guide for Educators

For Educators

A guide to cleaning classrooms and materials to help keep students, teachers and administrators safe.

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For Faith Leaders

A guide to making sacred spaces safe for congregants and staff focusing on preparing for services and rituals.

COVID-19 Guide for Healthcare Providers

For Healthcare Providers

A guide to making healthcare offices safe for patients focusing on disinfection, PPE safety and inventory.

COVID-19 Guide for Hotel Employers

For Hotel Employers

A guide to making hotels and hotel rooms secure and safe for guests during their stay.

COVID-19 Guide for Manufacturing Employers

For Manufacturing Employers

A guide to making manufacturing worksites, equipment and machinery clean and safe for use.

COVID-19 Guide for Retail Employers

For Retail Employers

A guide to cleaning and disinfecting your store to make it safe for customers and employees.

COVID-19 Guide for Restaurant Employers

For Restaurant Employers

A guide to cleaning and equipping your kitchen and seating area so your restaurant is safe for everyone.

COVID-19 Guide for Returning to Work

For All Industries

A guide to making your workplace secure and safe for employees returning to the office.

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Facility

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Facility

Diligent cleaning and disinfecting your work environment is an essential part of any business's COVID-19 response program. Follow these guidelines to ensure a safe work facility for employees.

View CDC Cleaning Guidelines
Keeping Your People Safe, Healthy and Resilient

Keeping Your People Safe, Healthy and Resilient

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Health and Safety

Make sure you are safely and responsibly resuming business operationswith these resources and guidelines, including proper hygiene and social distancing measures.

How to Keep Your Facility Safe
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Well-Being and Resiliency

Help your employees cope with returning to work following this unprecedented disruption of life with these useful guides on emotional well-being and staying healthy.

How to Help Your Employees Cope
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Managing Symptoms

These resources will help you and your workers not only recognize what COVID-19 symptoms to look for, but how to manage any situation where they have symptoms.

How To Spot the Symptoms
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Preparing the Work Area

These resources offer guidance on creating an appropriately protected workspace for employees, customers and patrons before reopening your business.

How to Prepare for Resuming Business
COVID-19 Update: A Webinar Series

COVID-19 Update: A Webinar Series

COVID-19 has transformed the way organizations do business. Employers are faced with many challenges in their efforts to safely get back to business while managing change for their workforce and customers. Cleveland Clinic's new webinar series helps guide employers on topics ranging from infection prevention to employee resiliency.

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Cleveland Clinic Leaders Discuss the Latest COVID-19 Research and Treatment

Tom Mihaljevic, MD, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, and Serpil Erzurum, MD, Chair of Lerner Research Institute, discuss key research in the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, anti-viral medications, testing and more.

Watch More From Our COVID-19 Health Experts
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