Building Readiness: Planning, Prevention, Response, and Liability



  1. Opening Up America Again Plan (White House)
  2. Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
  3. Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes (CDC)


  1. Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: Everyday Steps, Steps When Someone is Sick, and Considerations for Employers (CDC)
  2. Coronavirus and Travel in the United States (CDC)
  3. COVID-19 Sample Employee Questionnaire (Fisher Phillips)
  4. CSBG IM 2020-157 Immediate Guidance on COVID-19 Response (OCS)
  5. Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (EEOC)
  6. Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA)
  7. Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (EEOC)
  8. Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread (CDC)
  9. What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws (EEOC)


  1. Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings (CDC)
  2. Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related Exposure (CDC)
  3. If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone (CDC)
  4. Safety and Health Topics: COVID-19 (OSHA)
  5. Understanding Compliance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic*
  6. Confidentiality of Medical Information Under the ADA (JAN)
  7. Employers and Health Information in the Workplace (HHS)
  8. Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Employers (Alston & Bird)
  9. Comprehensive and Updated FAQs for Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus (Fisher Phillips)


  1. State-By-State Workers’ Compensation Legislative Tracker (NCCI)
  2. State-By-State COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Compensability Presumptions (NCCI)
  3. Beyond the Curve: Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQs for Employers (Fisher Phillips)

*Updated October 15, 2020

This resource is part of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center. It was created by Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW) in the performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services Cooperative Agreement – Grant Award Number 90ET0467-03. Any opinion, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.