COVID-19 Resource Center

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Videos

To Our Clients and Colleagues

Avoiding Germ Concentrated Areas

Communicating Effectively with Your Employees

The Paid Sick Leave Act and Fearful Employees

The EEOC & The ADA

To Our Small Business Community

Personal Insurance Payment Plans

OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls

Benefits

COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for Employers

September 22, 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across the globe have been working to develop a COVID-19 […]

The Work from Home Debacle: Deciding who stays home and who comes back

July 28, 2020

As businesses across the country continue reopening and the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 cases looms, […]

Contact Tracing in the Workplace 101

July 28, 2020

Months ago, businesses across the country sent workers home to help limit the spread of COVID-19. With the […]

5 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping HR

July 17, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official […]

Post-coronavirus Return-to-Work Plans and EAPs

July 15, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed employees’ daily lives and routines, and even as businesses reopen, many employees […]

Notice of Temporary Extension of Health Plan Deadlines for Certain Benefit Plans

May 22, 2020

This is a sample notice that employers can provide to employees.  Official plan docs do not have to […]

New COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-year Election Change Rules

May 14, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-29, which provides temporary flexibility for mid-year election changes under […]

Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Employers seeking ways to help their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may want to consider implementing a […]

Federal Agencies Issue COVID-19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans

May 4, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) issued deadline relief to help […]

COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available

April 30, 2020

For a full list of scenarios and Benefits responses for your business, download the full PDF here: COVID-19 […]

Health & Wellness

Supporting Employees’ Child Care Responsibilities Post-coronavirus

September 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, day cares and schools shut their doors. Months later, child care centers […]

7 Ways to Cope with COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety

May 28, 2020

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious during these uncertain times, you’re not alone. According to a recent Gallup […]

Chronic Conditions and the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many different aspects of daily life—including managing chronic conditions. The combination of […]

Preventing Remote Employee Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020

The shift to telecommuting has made it possible for employees to work while staying safe and preventing the […]

Coronavirus – Watch for These Symptoms

April 16, 2020

If you think you might have been exposed to Coronavirus and you’re not sure what to do next, […]

Maintaining Good Mental Health from Wellspan

April 16, 2020

For some great videos that address how to maintain good mental health and conduct self-care during this crisis, […]

12 Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home

April 13, 2020

By Kate Maher Marketing & Communications Executive, EHD It’s been about four weeks since the management at EHD […]

The Basics of Working From Home Ergonomics

March 30, 2020

Working from home comes with its own set of challenges. If an employee finds themselves working from home […]

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide to Dealing with COVID-19

March 24, 2020

The effects of the Coronavirus on businesses, workers, the stock market and the supermarkets are all over the […]

Property & Casualty

Will Coronavirus Cases be Compensable Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and if so, How?

March 5, 2020

By Weber Gallagher The Coronavirus (officially Covid-19) is coming, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control, […]

Risk Control

Immunity from Civil Liability for Coronavirus Exposure

June 17, 2020

Federal Coronavirus-related laws, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

OSHA FAQs: Respirators and Face Masks in the Workplace

June 11, 2020

As the national economy reopens, an unprecedented number of workers will be required to wear faces masks in […]

 The FMCSA Publishes Four Key Changes to HOS Rules

June 2, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule, which updates hours-of-service (HOS) rules in […]

Order of PA Dept of Health Directing Building Safety Measures

May 21, 2020

The Secretary of the PA Department of Health has issued new directions for building safety due to COVID-19. […]

U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

May 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised enforcement […]

Pre-employment Screening Amid COVID-19     

May 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its disease, COVID-19, have disrupted HR departments across the country. Essential tasks are now […]

Coronavirus Building Closures May Cause Increased Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused many commercial buildings to close for extended periods of time. Now, as […]

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces

May 5, 2020

The CDC has released guidance for cleaning and disinfecting businesses and public places once things begin to reopen. […]

OSHA Releases Additional Respirator Guidance

April 30, 2020

On Apr. 24, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim enforcement guidance on reusing disposable […]

Resuming Operations After the Coronavirus Shutdown

April 17, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an unprecedented effect on daily life, many business owners are […]

General

Top 10 Productivity Boosters for working from home

September 21, 2020

Being a productive remote worker comes with responsibility, self-reliance and resourcefulness. Set yourself up for success, and consider […]

Cleaning and Disinfecting your Household Amid COVID-19

August 12, 2020

This article compiles expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Purpose This guidance provides […]

DOL Releases More Q&As on Workplace Laws and Coronavirus

July 28, 2020

On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency’s publication of additional guidance on […]

Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases

June 26, 2020

Even as stay-at-home orders and restrictions are lifted, daily operations won’t be business-as-usual for many across the country. […]

CDC Resuming Business Toolkit

June 17, 2020

The CDC has recently released a toolkit for businesses looking to resume their operations. To view the toolkit, […]

Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

June 5, 2020

Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020, the […]

Recruiting Post-coronavirus

June 2, 2020

Like most aspects of the workplace, recruiting norms have changed as organizations prepare their post-coronavirus plans. While unemployment […]

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses in PA

May 14, 2020

Pennsylvania has issued these COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses in order to protect customers and employees in the […]

Business Travel After COVID-19

May 14, 2020

Travel—for both business and leisure—worldwide has virtually come to a standstill during the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, […]

Designing a Post-coronavirus Office

April 30, 2020

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin […]

Downloads

Best-of-Post-coronavirus-Checklists-1

Best Of: Post-Coronavirus Checklists

Remote Work Checklist EHD

Remote Workstation Checklist

Return-to-Work

Return to Work Poster

post-coronavirus-workplace-preparedness

Checklist - Post-Coronavirus Workplace Preparedness

Employer Questionnaire- Employee Refusal of Suitable Work

Employer Questionnaire- Employee Refusal of Suitable Work

Guide-to-Creating-a-Return-to-Work-Action-Plan-1

Creating a Return to Work Action Plan

Best-of-Remote-Work-HR-Insights-1

Best of: Remote Work HR Insights

ehd-employers-guide-covid-19

The Employer's Guide to COVID-19

covid-19-workplace

Covid-19 And Your Workplace Checklist

business-continuity-planning

Business Continuity Plan Creation Toolkit

what-to-do-if-youre-sick

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

manage-health-at-home

10 Things You Can do to Take Care of Health at Home

dol-faqs

DOL FAQs: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

15-days-to-slow-the-spread

15 Days to Slow the Spread

dial-211

211 Brochure

dirty-hands

Areas to Focus on When Washing Your Hands

covid-19-working-capital-access

Covid 19 Working Capital Access Program

workplace-decision-tree

Workplace Reopening Decision Tree

Return-to-Work-Communications-Planning-Checklist-1

Return to Work Communication Checklist

Welcome-Back-to-Work---Employee-Packet_edited-1

Sample Welcome Back Packet for Employees

Updated-EEOC-guidelines

EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

Corona-Virus-Action-Plan_General-Industry

Coronavirus Action Plan - General Industry

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Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

EHD Insurance - COVID-19 Decision Tree

COVID-19 Decision Tree

The COVID-19 CDC Resource Center:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The COVID-19 OSHA Resource Center:
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html

Government Response to COVID-19 Information Center:
https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

PA 211 United Way Guided Search:
http://www.pa211east.org/Lancaster

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Commercial Insurance:
Contact: Jim Lewis
commercial@ehd-ins.com

Employee Benefit Services:
Contact: Scott Radcliffe
benefits@ehd-ins.com

Personal Insurance:
Contact: Kristy L. Gergal
klgergal@ehd-ins.com

EHD Surety:
surety@ehd-ins.com

EHD HOME OFFICE:

1857 William Penn Way
PO Box 11600
Lancaster, PA 17605

717-394-5681
+1-800-544-7292
Fax: 717-394-0842

Contact: Jon Miles
info@ehd-ins.com

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