U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Guidance


Please be aware that The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).

Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace.

CLICK HERE for OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19, which was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help employers respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.

CLICK HERE for the COVID-19 webpage, which provides infection prevention information specifically for employers and workers.

Wages, Hours, and Leave

CLICK HERE for information from the Wage and Hour Division regarding common issues employers and workers face when responding to COVID-19, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Injured Federal Workers

CLICK HERE for information from the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, which includes guidance for federal employees outlining the Federal Employees' Compensation Act coverage as it relates to the novel coronavirus. 


CLICK HERE for News Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities During COVID-19 Outbreak (3/12/2020)

CLICK HERE for News Release: U.S. Department of Labor Offers Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus (March, 9, 2020)

General Resources

For further information about coronavirus, please CLICK HERE to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's coronavirus website.

Learn what the U.S. government is doing in response to coronavirus at www.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español: gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus).

Information Provided By

Nano Bustamante

Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division

1400 Old Country Road, Suite 410

Westbury, New York 11590

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