Businesses and Employers: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidance to help you better understand how to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you test positive or are exposed. More information is available at CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others. MDH is actively working on updating our website and materials.

Businesses and Employers: COVID-19

Consider establishing business or organizational requirements or recommendations that address proven public health mitigation strategies, such as social distancing and face coverings. Depending on the type of business, certain mitigation strategies may also be required by Executive Order (see below for details and effective dates) or federal, state, and local law.

Public health mitigation strategies are especially important when COVID-19 vaccination rates of staff and/or visitors are either low or unknown, in settings that primarily serve children who are not eligible for vaccination (under age 5), and in settings that serve high-risk populations with weaker immune systems.

Under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws, employers will continue to be responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. For additional employer resources on these obligations or inquiries about OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, visit:

Health guidance

MDH and CDC have issued several guidance documents for employers.

The updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine apply to general, non-health care workplaces and the public. Refer to If You Are Sick or Test Positive and Close Contacts and Quarantine for more information.

Additional resources

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Updated Friday, 20-May-2022 09:56:02 CDT