CDC Issues Questions and Answers On COVID-19 Response for Manufacturers

As the COVID-19 has continued and businesses are seeking more definitive recommendations on how to address employees that become ill or are suspected of contracting the virus in the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the business community. The guidance is based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19. CDC will update the interim guidance as needed when additional information becomes available.

The guidance addresses several commonly encountered scenarios and includes what action should be taken if there is a worker that is confirmed or suspected of contracting COVID-19, how to clean and sanitize areas where the employee worked or could have touched, and how to address return to work. The guidance should be used in conjunction with SGIA’s Model Sanitation Guide and Frequently Asked Questions on Sanitation, which are also based on CDC guidance, to protect worker health and safety.

SGIA will continue to follow this important and rapidly changing situation. For more information, please contact the SGIA Government Affairs Department at