By: Trenaya Reid, Workforce Manager NLLRC
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently, there are almost 37,000 new daily COVID-19 cases. Those affected most by COVID-19 are those with underlying health conditions and those working within the healthcare field. Due to this, it is essential to continue to take measures to protect employees and employers as they return to work after the pandemic.
The Workforce Development Program just released a new fact sheet titled: COVID-19 Returning Back to Work. This fact sheet provides employees and employers with the organizations and resources available to assist with returning to work after having or being on quarantine due to COVID-19.
Individuals in the Public Health field have been greatly affected due to working in healthcare settings where they have had to be near individuals exposed to or who have COVID-19. CDC data cites that over one million healthcare professionals have contracted COVID-19. The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) is one organization that provides resources for healthcare workers, including a Community Health Workers Toolkit.
Those with underlying health conditions are also at high risk of COVID-19. Learn more about additional resources for employees with underlying health conditions and employers assisting with transitioning back into the workplace. Learn considerations for employers amid COVID-19 in an article from Avalere, a healthcare firm.
COVID-19 Returning Back to Work includes other organizations and resources that can assist with transitioning back into the workplace after the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, find resources to assist in locating COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations near you.
If you are an employee or employer needing guidance on implementing COVID-19 resources within your workplace, reach out to our National Limb Loss Resource Center.