COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for businesses and workplaces. This page provides guidance for employers to keep employees and the public safe as well as resources for workers. As we progress through reopening in Onondaga County, guidance is available in the Onondaga County Workplace Recovery Guide, at New York Forward, or the CDC to assist businesses in making reopening decisions.
New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool
• Determine whether or not your business is eligible to reopen.
Business Safety Plans and Compliance
Before reopening, businesses are required to submit online confirmation that they understand the detailed guidelines for their industry, and prepare a Business Safety plan using this online template.
CDC and OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces
• CDC Employer Information for Office Buildings
• OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
• OSHA COVID-19 Control and Prevention
Please note, by emergency order, if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 and had been working during the infectious period, employers are required to provide their employee roster (with contact information) to the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD). In these cases, employers must identify and designate a staff person who can assist OCHD during case and contact investigation.