News & Announcements

Quick Facts

  • Existing OSHA standards apply to protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.
  • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • Many people who get COVID-19 experience only mild illness; however, the virus can cause severe respiratory disease and death.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • COVID-19 cases in the United States include travelers, close contacts of a known case, and community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
  • As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.


This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—officially named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

News & Updates

Find the latest OSHA resources related to COVID-19

Control & Prevention

OSHA provides guidance and resources for employers and workers on the control and prevention of COVID-19. Some sections of this guidance apply to all workers and employers, while other sections focus on those at lower risk of exposure and those with increased risk of exposure

Additional Resources

Find additional resources and information for protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Handouts and Downloads

Find general and industry-specific resources to use in evaluating your workplace and training employees