Understanding the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Relief Package

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On March 27th, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law which includes resources for workers and businesses dealing with COVID-19. The bill also includes OTC Monograph Reform and OTC HSA/FSA benefit restoration.


 Federal Actions and Information

CDC Guidance

CDC continues to update a number of pages, including guidance for employers with employees who are confirmed cases.

Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment  of their potential exposure.

If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.

CDC interim guidance for businesses/employers 

Additional Guidance