Coronavirus COVID-19: Resources for Employers

General Operational Guidelines

Resource How to Use Updated
Instructions for Symptomatic People This instructional handout walks through steps and guidance for anyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19. 3/23/2021
Instructions for Close Contacts This instructional handout walks through steps and guidance for anyone who is a close contact of someone 3/23/2021
Identifying Contacts If you are symptomatic or positive for COVID-19, use this form to help identify your close contacts with step by step guidance. 3/3/2021
Access and Functional Needs Resources for COVID-19 Guide featuring resources and considerations for individuals who have access and/or functional needs returning to work & school during the COVID-19 Response compiled by the Access and Functional Needs Subcommittee, Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force. 8/5/2020
Field-based Health Visits Screening Guidance Specific health and safety guidance to prevent COVID-19 for in-home visits. 11/24/2020
Workplace Screening Form Simple single page screening forms to use at building entrances. Forms for employees and visitors in both English and Spanish are included. 11/24/2020
Workplace Screening Guidance This guide has been developed to support organizations who wish to screen employees, clients or visitors, in-person or over-the-phone for COVID-19 risk prior to entering the worksite or providing services. 03/02/2021
CDC Resuming Business Toolkit Designed to assist employers in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and lowering the impact in their workplace when reintegrating employees into non-healthcare business settings. 5/27/2020
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. 6/8/2020
Pennsylvania Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster All businesses (including those businesses whose in-person operations were originally closed and later permitted to reopen) conducting in-person operations must review this guidance and commit to ensuring the health and safety of their employees and the public. 10/6/2020
COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses – Flyers Businesses must print, sign, and post the “COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses” flyer on premises. English and Spanish 6/8/2020
CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes 5/21/2020

Chester County is providing guidance for sectors regulated by the Chester County Health Department. Additional sector-specific guidance can found through the CDC regulatory authorities, and industry association groups.

Industry/Sector Specific

Resource How to Use Updated
Places of Worship Guidance Comprehensive guidance for places of worship including safe operations, congregant safety, posters, and messaging. 9/24/2020
Aquatic Venues The CDC offers these considerations for the safety of those who operate, manage, and use public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds 10/29/2020
Childcare Considerations are intended to provide guidance for a range of child care programs, including:
  • Family child care programs, also known as home-based child care
  • Pre-K (Pre-kindergarten) programs at private and public schools
  • Head Start and Early Head Start programs
  • Private child care centers
  • Temporary child care centers operated by municipalities for the children of essential service providers, such as first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and other industries where a parent cannot stay home
  • Child care centers that partner with healthcare facilities to support healthcare workers who need child care
Restaurants This guidance document addresses the procedures businesses in the restaurant industry must follow to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the extent they are permitted to conduct in-person operations. 10/9/2020
Schools Preliminary guidance is available to aid in planning for a return to in-person instruction, delivery of services, and resumption of extracurricular activities – including those provided within schools by external organizations. This guidance serves as a starting point for school leaders to consider in their preparations for the upcoming year, and applies to school districts, charter schools, regional charter schools, cyber charter schools, career and technical centers, and intermediate units. 11/13/2020
Summer Recreation, Camps and Pools The Pennsylvania Department of Health is issuing these Frequently Asked Questions to provide guidance to summer camp operators, public bathing places, part-day school age programs, and other entities that provide necessary child care and enrichment and recreational activities for children and youth during the summer months. 7/9/2020