COVID-19 Information & Resources

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, its impact on the poultry industry and the United States as a whole. The following resources have been vetted by USPOULTRY and made available to connect our members with information on the current situation, emergency planning tools and recommended control measures. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Last Update: 8-9-2021

CDC, NIOSH Resources
In response to COVID-19, CDC is operationalizing all of its pandemic preparedness and response plans, working on multiple fronts to meet these goals, including specific measures to prepare communities to respond to local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

CDC recently updated the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to provide updated information on cleaning and disinfection, best practices for conducting social distancing, and strategies and recommendations that can be implemented now to respond to COVID-19. OSHA released additional guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 in Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

To stay up to date on the response, please visit the COVID-19 web page.

Additionally, guidance and recommendations were included for personal protective equipment. The NIOSH also published a list of approved N95 respirators, as well as infographics, factsheets and FAQs.

PPE Resources

N-95 Respirators Resources

Instructions on putting on and fitting respirators

Additional Resources

Link Publication Date
What to do if you're sick (including when to discontinue home isolation) 
Cleaning and disinfection guidance for community, non-healthcare facilities 
EPA's list of disinfectants to use against the virus that causes COVID-19 
Updated Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Cleaning and Disinfecting a Workplace After an Employee is Diagnosed with COVID-19 
Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19Archived webpage
Meat and Poultry Processing Employers and Employees - CDC Fact Sheets - Employee | Employer 
Meat and Poultry Processing Facility Assessment Toolkit 
CDC Testing Overview 
CDC Critical Infrastructure Testing 
Testing Strategy Diagram CDC 
General Business Frequently Asked QuestionsArchived webpage
COVID-19 Communication Plan for Select Non-healthcare Critical Infrastructure EmployersArchived webpage
Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in Non-healthcare Workplaces: Information for Employers 
CDC Carpooling Fact Sheet 
Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 
CDC's Expansion of "Close Contact" Definition 
Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-211-10-2020
COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response PlanningArchived webpage
CDC Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers 
CDC Interim List of Categories of Essential Workers Mapped to Standardized Industry Codes and Titles 
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People Updated7-28-21
COVID Data Tracker 

The OSHA published a document titled "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19." This document includes information on how workplaces will be affected by absenteeism, change in commerce patterns, and interruptions in supply and delivery.

Additionally, guidelines are provided for employers to develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan to address the level of risk at worksites (e.g. sources of exposure for workers). Jobs are also classified by level of exposure risk. These sections include specific measures that employers and workers can take to protect themselves.

Link Publication Date
OSHA: Control and Prevention 
Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 OutbreakArchived webpage
COVID-19 Control and Prevention 
OSHA STate Plan LInksWord Document
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicArchived webpage
Enforcement Guidance for the Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicArchived webpage
U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers That They Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus PandemicArchived webpage
Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicArchived webpage
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New OSHA Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the CoronavirusEnglish PDF | Spanish PDF
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19 
Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Archived webpage
Discretion in Enforcement When Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicArchived webpage
OSHA COVID-19 Resources Update4-1-2020
Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers2-6-2021
Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicArchived webpage
OSHA Statement of Enforcement for Meat and Processing FacilitiesArchived webpage
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes 11 New Translations of OSHA Poster to Help Prevent Workplace Coronavirus Exposure 
Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 20205-19-2020
Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019Archived webpage
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources5-26-2020
9 Steps to Reducing Worker Exposure to COVID-19 in Meat, Poultry, and Pork Processing and Packaging Facilities 
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources Update8-3-2020
OSHA and FDA Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
OSHA Updated Workplace COVID-19 Resources9-15-2020
OSHA COVID-19 Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings in Indoor Heat 
OSHA COVID-19 Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings in Outdoor Heat 
OSHA FAQ on the Effectiveness of N95 Respirators 
Lessons Learned - Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections 
COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace 
OSHA COVID Citations Guidance 
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources12-1-2020
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources3-4-2021
OSHA National Emphasis Program 
OSHA Updated COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan Memo 
Safe and Proper Sharps Disposal During the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination CampaignDownload Flyer
Strategies for Sharps Disposal Container Use During Supply ShortagesDownload Flyer
Preventing Needlestick Injuries at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites 
Workplace COVID-19 Resources8-2-2021
OSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace 
OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) COVID-19 Issued7-7-2021
Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 

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