HR Toolkit- A Resource Guide for Employers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Information about the corona-virus (COVID-19) continues to be issued at a rapid pace. In order to stay up to date and access accurate information, employers are encouraged to utilize the below links.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the coronavirus, including the resources below:
Visit ABC general counsel Littler Mendelson’s coronavirus webpage, which includes the resources below:
Visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website for additional employer resources:
Visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s website for interim guidance on preventing exposures and infection:
Employer COVID-19 Testing at MultiCare
- MultiCare is currently performing COVID testing at the Occ Med Clinics in Spokane (Locations Attached)
- This testing is for employees without symptoms
- This testing is for return to work primarily
- Account Application and COVID-19 Testing Enrollment form (Attached)
- When you send these back to the email or fax on the forms, your account will be set up and the testing procedure service added
- Each test is $90, appointments are required, and results came back normally within 2-3 days
- With negatives, Medical Assistants will call patients and then email the Result Form to the employer
- With positives, Providers will call patients first and the employer contact second with the result and ‘next steps’.
- Then the Result Form will be emailed to the employer contact
- For more information, you can always call Kris Lenhart with MultiCare at (509) 999-7601
MultiCare OccMed Account Application Employer
MultiCare OccMed COVID 19 Screeing Testing
Inland Northwest OccMed Locations
Health-Related Information that Employers can ask Employees to Provide
- A positive result for, or other diagnosis with, COVID-19
- Symptoms of infection with COVID-19, e.g., fever of or over 100.4°F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat
- “Close contact” (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control) with any person who has tested positive for, or has otherwise been diagnosed with, COVID-19 infection within the preceding 14 days;
- Whether the employee has been asked to self-quarantine by a health official within the preceding 14 days
- Whether the employee has traveled to, or stopped over in, a country for which the CDC has issued a Level 3 travel health notice
- Depending on geographic location, whether the employee is considered “high risk” for COVID-19 infection, meaning over age 60, pregnant, or suffering from diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, asthma, HIV, or similar conditions
- For more information, click on the link below
Washington State Department of Health Documents
What to do if you are exposed to COVID?
What to do if you have a confirmed COVID case?
Jobsite Resources for Safety
- Masks - Mojo Print Solutions - Contact Rian Lothrop at (509) 459-6656
- N95 Masks – Call Tanner Chaffin with Action Fasteners to get on their list:
- Office: (509) 533- 5209 Cell: (509) 844-8389
- Full Shield Masks - Mountain Dog Sign Company- Contact Jason Nichols
- Office: (509) 891-9999 Cell: (509) 844-4434
- N95 and KN95 Masks - Call Matt Goodnight at (360) 901-7884 (1 box minimum order)
- GoToTags - KN95 and 3-Ply Masks
- MRO Face Shields
- TM Promos -custom face masks, neck gaiters, bandanas and hand sanitizer
- International Minute Press - Cotton blank or customizable, one size fits all
Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
ABC IPC Resource Video Series
ABC IPC Webinars
ABC National Webinars
ABC National webinars are for ABC Members only and are recorded live and then archived on https://abc.org/academy Request login information on the bottome of the page for new users.
Order of the Secretary of Health 20-03 Face Coverings- Statewide
Paycheck Protection Program - What you Need to Know
Federal Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation
Stimulus Package Information
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published more guidance for employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it goes into effect on April 1, 2020. This guidance adds to a growing list of compliance assistance materials published by WHD, including the English-language versions of a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and two new required posters—one for federal workers and one for all other employees, as well as Questions and Answers about posting requirements, and a Field Assistance Bulletin describing WHD’s 30-day non-enforcement policy.
Summary of Paid Leave Mandates under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201:
Paycheck Protection Program
Paycheck Protection Program Application
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
Small Business Guide and Checklist
PPP Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness
Paycheck Protection Program Update - Campbell & Bissell, PLLC
Financial institutions will be facilitating loan applications for the Paycheck Protection Program, check with your bank to see if they are an SBA Preferred Lender.
CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program: Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply. Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply. The guidance suggests applying quickly because there is a funding cap
PPP Eligibility Under the CARES Act:
- The CARES Act defines eligibility for these loans as an employer with not more than 500 employees
- Sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals are eligible for loans.
- The bill requires eligible borrowers to make a good faith certification that the loan is necessary due to the uncertainty of current economic conditions caused by COVID-19, and that they will use the funds to retain workers and maintain payroll, lease, and utility payments.
- Borrowers also must not be receiving duplicative funds for the same uses from another SBA program and participation in a PPP loan excludes businesses from taking advantage of tax programs included in the CARES Act to prevent double dipping into these federal programs.
- SBA-certified lenders are only required to determine whether a business was operational on February 15, 2020, and had employees for whom it paid salaries and payroll taxes for eligibility in the PPP.
- Principal amounts on PPP loans, for the first 8-week period from when the PPP Loan is made, may be forgiven, if loan funds are used to cover payroll costs, interest payments on mortgages (not including prepayments or principal), rent and utilities.
- The amount of a PPP loan that may be forgiven cannot exceed the principal amount of the loan. The amount forgiven will be reduced proportionally by any reduction in employees retained compared to the prior year and reduced by the reduction in pay of any employee beyond 25 percent of their prior year compensation. Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee.
- To encourage employers to rehire any employees who have already been laid off due to the COVID-19 crisis, borrowers that re-hire workers previously laid off will not be penalized for having a reduced payroll at the beginning of the period.
- The Act also directs the SBA to issue guidance and regulations implementing the PPP Loan forgiveness provisions within 30 days.
Here is some more information regarding the process for SBA’s Disaster Assistance loans
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