W3 Coronavirus Resource Center

W3 has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by generating a thorough resource to help you manage this business and personal crisis.

As your trusted advisor, we are making this readily available without overwhelming you with an onslaught of information. Access it when you have questions. This dedicated W3 Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Center provides reliable guidance and the most up-to-date information on the ever-evolving situation affecting us all.

Click the areas below for more information:

Insurance Coverage & Risk Management

HR & Compliance

Financial & Tax Legislation

Employee Benefits

Health & Safety

Additional Resources

Reasons to Smile

For more information regarding COVID-19 and how W3 can help, contact your W3 advisor.


Insurance Coverage & Risk Management

How will my property and casualty insurance coverage respond to COVID-19 related claims?

New Releases:

fisher phillips logo The Widespread Availability Of COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Here Sooner Than You Think: A 10-Step Action Plan For Employers

Despite the imminent widespread availability of vaccines and an increasing likelihood that workers will want to receive the shot, many employers remain unprepared to deal with vaccinating their workforces. What should employers do now to prepare for the imminent widespread distribution of vaccines? This alert provides a suggested 10-step plan for you to consider. Read more…

Everything You Know Is Wrong cover image Everything You Know is Wrong

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted profound changes in the ways people work, attend school, shop, dine, worship and access medical services. Most features of these new operating models will persist in the post-pandemic world, but they have potentially transformed the risk profiles of many organizations. Read on to learn more. Read more…

Florida Senate Bills 72 and 74

2 Florida Senate Bills to provide liability protections to Florida businesses from frivolous COVID-19 related claims. SB 74 is for healthcare and SB 72 is for non-healthcare. Senator Jeff Brandes (St Petersburg) is behind both bills.

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/72

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/74

Covid legislation press release Legislation to Protect FL Businesses from Frivolous COVID-19 Lawsuits

Earlier this week, Senator Brandes filed SB 72 and Representative McClure filed HB 7, identical bills to provide liabilityprotections to Florida businesses from frivolous COVID-19 related claims. Senate and House leadership intend to fast-track these bills, and, in fact, the House bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Civil Justice & Property RightsSubcommittee meeting next week (January 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.) Read more…

CRC Group cover page Returning to Work in 2021: COVID & Vaccinations Raise EPLI Liability Questions

As restrictions loosen or expire and vaccines slowly roll out, employers that start bringing employees back to the office will be faced with an increased risk of COVID-19-related Employment Practices Liability (EPL) claims. Smart employers will proactively evaluate return to work plans from both a legal and insurance perspective to ensure they are protecting business operations and employee health. Read more…

Coverage Insights Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021 Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021

Apart from securing employment practices liability (EPL) coverage, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest EPL market trends. In doing so, your organization will have the information needed to respond appropriately and make any necessary coverage adjustments. Review this guidance to learn more about EPL trends to watch in 2021. Read more…

fisher phillips logo Workers Compensation Trends to Watch in 2021

Review this article to learn more about workers’ compensation trends to watch in 2021. Read more…

best of: post-coronavirus checklists Best of: Post-coronavirus Checklists

This document features the top post-coronavirus checklists, all in one place. Fill out the form below to download your free copy:


covid-19 response questionnaire cover COVID-19 Response Questionnaire

This questionnaire gives businesses the opportunity to review their exposures relative to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and take proactive steps to mitigate their risks.

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reopening checklist for retailers cover Retail Reopening Guide

As states begin to lift COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, this guide touches on key issues for retailers to
consider. Fill out the form below to download your free copy:


return to work cover Return to Work Guide

This document presents issues and questions that should be considered as firms evaluate their return to work policies. The research compiled is a blend of federal and state guidelines, lessons learned from international companies who have already re-opened their offices, as well as companies here in the U.S. who have already put together a process to reopen. Fill out the form below to download your copy:


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Human Resources & Compliance

How can I best manage my workforce and comply with new employer regulations related to COVID-19?

New Releases:

HR Compliance Bulletin: DOL FFCRA Regulations EEOC Issues New FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Programs and Incentives

On May 18, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and added new frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and employer restrictions under federal fair employment laws. The updated and new FAQs address mandatory and voluntary vaccine policies and whether employers may offer incentives for employees and their family members to receive vaccines. This Compliance Overview contains the updated and newly added FAQs. Read more…

HR Compliance Bulletin: DOL FFCRA Regulations EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines, Incentives and the ADA

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on employer COVID-19 vaccination programs and the restrictions imposed on them by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal fair employment laws. This Compliance Bulletin provides the EEOC’s complete, updated FAQs on the coronavirus pandemic and the ADA, which includes the new guidance on vaccines, including vaccine incentives. Read more…

compliance overview document thumbnail COVID-19 Relief Extends COBRA, HIPAA and Other Plan Deadlines

This Compliance Overview summarizes the continuation of relief guidance (Notice 2021-01) from the U.S. Department of Labor, which affects COBRA continuation coverage, special enrollment periods, claims for benefits, appeals of denied claims and external review of certain claims. It also includes the deadline extension for notices and disclosures required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Read more…

Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19 Employers Steps for COVID-19 Acceptance

As employers navigate the legal risks and logistics of return-to-work plans and employee vaccinations, this article explores considerations for increasing employee vaccine acceptance across their organizations. Read more…

HR Compliance Bulletin: DOL FFCRA Regulations DOL Updates Q&As on COVID-19 and the FMLA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has updated its “COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers” web page. This Compliance Bulletin contains the new guidance. Read more…

Overcoming Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic How to Talk About COVID Vaccines with Friends and Family

There is a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 vaccines—and many people you know may have questions or concerns, or lack accurate information about the vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides this guidance for how to talk with friends and family about COVID-19 vaccines. Read more…

HR Compliance Bulletin: DOL FFCRA Regulations New Relief Bill Contains Employment-related Provisions

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, a relief bill benefiting individuals, governments and businesses, among others. Included in the law are provisions of particular interest to employers and employees. This Compliance Bulletin discusses these items further. Read more…

Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19 Communication with Employees About COVID-19 Vaccines

Employee communications related to the pandemic have played a major role in keeping employees safe and healthy while navigating operational changes and challenges. As employers plan to navigate the legal risks and logistics of employee vaccinations, this article explores what, how and when to communicate about COVID-19 vaccines. Read more…

Legal Update - OSHA Updates Coronavirus Safety Enforcement Policies OSHA form 300A Posting Requirements

OSHA requires employers subject to its recordkeeping requirements to post copies of their OSHA Form 300A between February 1 and April 30 of each year. Read more…

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

An employer can use this document to outline their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Note: This document is merely a sample template, and all policy usage must be heavily edited before being adopted in a workplace.

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Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

An employer can use this document to outline their voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. Note: This document is merely a sample template, and all policy usage must be heavily edited before being adopted in a workplace.

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vaccination in the workplace FAQs COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace FAQs for Employers

Employers of essential workers can review these FAQs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for insight on common COVID-19 vaccination questions. Read more…

HR Compliance Bulletin: States Update Leave Rules in Response to Coronavirus DOL Issues Guidance on Electronic Posting of Labor Law Notices

On Dec. 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-7, which addresses when the DOL will consider electronic posting by employers sufficient to provide employees with required notice of their statutory rights under a variety of federal labor laws. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the current posting requirements, and explains how electronic means of satisfying these requirements can be achieved. Read more…

Legal Update: I-9 Form In-Person Rule May Be Deferred for Coronavirus DOL to Accept Telemedicine as In-person Visit for FMLA Purposes

On Dec. 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-8 to provide enforcement guidance regarding the use of telemedicine when establishing a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read more…

Post-coronavirus Return to Work Cleaning Checklist Checklist – Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines for how employers can respond, and this checklist provides an outline of steps for employers to consider.

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HR Toolkit – Virtual Interviewing Intro

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting workplaces, many employers are adopting remote and virtual practices—including interviewing. This toolkit is designed to guide you step by step through the virtual interview process and help you find the right people for your organization.

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Employee COVID Return to Work Tracking Template

This template can help you keep track of exposed or confirmed COVID-19 employees.

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Recovery Readiness How to Guide

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Employee Work From Home Guide

Use this guide to outline your company’s telecommuting, or work from home, policy and expectations, and educate your employees on best practices for working from home. Please note that this guide requires extensive customization to reflect your organization’s policies on telecommuting. Fill out the form below to download your free copy:



Employer Checklist for Managing Remote Employees

Employers can use this checklist to manage employees that are working from home during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Fill out the form below to download your free copy:



Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act – Request Form

This form may be used by an employee to request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This form accommodates a new type of leave that can be used by an employee in the event they need to stay home in order to care for their child whose school or child care facility has been closed due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please fill out the form below to download your free copy:

Business Continuity Planning Checklist

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Sample Communicable Disease Policy

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Sample COVID-19 EFMLEA & EPSLA Policies

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Guide on Employee Leave – 2020

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Financial & Tax Legislation

What financial and tax legislation related to COVID-19 should I be aware of?

New Releases:

HR compliance overview PDF thumbnail IRS Guidance on Tax Credits for Employee Leave Under FFCRA

Since the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the IRS has released and updated FAQs and other resources on tax credits for employers that provide paid employee leave under the Act. This Compliance Bulletin provides information about the credits and the IRS guidance. Read more…

News Brief cover image President Biden Alters PPP Loan Rules to Benefit Smallest

The Biden administration recently announced a 14-day period of the SBA’s PPP where only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief through the program. This News Brief explains further. Read more…

Legal Update: I-9 Form In-Person Rule May Be Deferred for Coronavirus IRS Updates FAQs on Employer Tax Credits for FFCRA Leave

On Jan. 29, 2021, the IRS updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on tax credits available to employers for providing paid employee leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The updates address the recent extension of tax credits to employers who choose to offer FFCRA leave through March 31, 2021. Read more…

proskauer logo PPP Interim Final Rule – Additional Revisions to Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rule

The IRS and Treasury Department have issued Notice 2020-54, requiring employers to report compensation for leave taken under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Form W-2. This Legal Update discusses the new guidance. Read more…

legal update pdf cover IRS: Employers Must Report Pay for FFCRA Leave on W-2

The IRS and Treasury Department have issued Notice 2020-54, requiring employers to report compensation for leave taken under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Form W-2. This Legal Update discusses the new guidance. Read more…

small business loan pdf cover Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended

Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more weeks. The legislation has been sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign the measure into law. Read more…

small business loan forgiveness pdf cover In the Know: SBA Releases Streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Form

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury recently released a streamlined loan forgiveness application called the EZ Forgiveness Application. This In the Know article provides an overview of the newly released application. Read more…

small business paycheck protection pdf cover Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that provides borrowers with greater flexibility in spending Paycheck Protection Program funds without compromising forgiveness eligibility. The bill has been sent to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law. This In the Know article provides an overview of the bill. Read more…

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Employee Benefits

How will my group insurance respond to claims related to COVID-19?

New Releases:

Dependent Care Benefits and COVID 19 Outbreak Clarifying Guidance on COVID-19 Relief for Health FSAs and DCAPs

On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify the application of temporary special rules for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). While the Notice also provides additional mid-year election change relief for Section 125 cafeteria plans generally, this Compliance Bulletin highlights the major clarifications and examples regarding the health FSA and DCAP relief. Read more…

Compliance Overview cover sheet 2021 Health Plan Compliance Deadline

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2021 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored group health plans. It also outlines group health plan notices that employers must provide annually. Read more…

Legal Update: Federal Agencies Issue COVID 19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans Stimulus Bill Includes Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law. The Act provides temporary special rules for health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that give employees additional time to use these funds. Read more…

CARES Act Legal Update cover sheet Stimulus Bill Includes Ban of Surprise Medical Bills

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. The Act includes a $900 billion coronavirus relief package. It also includes the No Surprises Act, a ban on surprise medical bills, which takes effect beginning in 2022. Read more…

Legal Update: Federal Agencies Issue COVID 19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans Health Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine without Cost Sharing

On Dec. 12, 2020, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended use of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. The ACIP recommendation triggers the requirement for non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover the vaccine without cost sharing. This Legal Update provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine coverage requirements. Read more…

medical carrier faq pdf cover COVID-19 Medical Carrier Updates & FAQ’s

With all the information circulating about COVID-19, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We’ve made staying up-to-date easier. In this document, W3 staff identifies key health plan topics and summarizes how each carrier is dealing with them. You’ll find valuable information, such as how the plan will cover claims for COVID-19 and extended premium grace periods. This fluid document will change as carriers announce changes (likely daily). We will continue to monitor these changes and keep this document as current as possible.

Latest Updates for the Week:

  •  Aetna, UHC, FL Blue announce special enrollment period for those who preciously waived/didn’t add dependents through middle of April.
  • Aetna, UHC, FL Blue, Humana and Cigna all announce waived cost sharing to members for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
  • FL Blue announces extended grace period through May 31st, 2020.
  • Humana announces credit card payment available for small group employers.

If you have specific questions regarding how your carrier will handle coverage or administration, please refer to this document or contact your W3 employee benefits representative for assistance. Read more…

ancillary carrier updates pdf cover COVID-19 Ancillary Carrier Updates

In this document, W3 staff identifies key ancillary plan topics and summarizes how each carrier is dealing with them. This fluid document will change as carriers announce changes (likely daily). We will continue to monitor these changes and keep this document as current as possible. Read more…

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Health & Safety

What is the best way to stay healthy and safe during this pandemic?

New Releases:

Legal Update - OSHA Updates Coronavirus Safety Enforcement Policies OSHA Recording Guidance for Adverse COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions
OSHA guidance on when a COVID-19 adverse vaccine reaction is recordable for employers. Read more…
HR Insights: CDC Guidance for Employees Following a COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs
This HR Insights article provides an overview of guidance from the CDC for workplace vaccination programs, including guidance for on-site and off-site vaccinations, and general considerations for employers. Read more…
Overcoming Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic What You Need to Know About Your Vaccine Card
After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll be given a vaccine card. When you receive this card, you may be wondering what its purpose is, what you’ll need it for and what you should do with it. This Live Well, Work Well article provides information on your vaccine card. Read more…
News brief document thumbnail CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings
The CDC has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This long-awaited guidance loosens the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, allowing them to stop wearing a mask in most settings. Read more…
Compliance Bulletin: OSHA Enforcement Priorities During the Coronavirus Pandemic OSHA has Launched a COVID-19 National Emphasis Plan
On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a national emphasis program (NEP) for COVID-19. This compliance bulletin discusses the approach OSHA is taking against COVID-19. Read more…
COVID-19 FAQs cover image COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s for Employers
This document provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccines and addresses frequently asked questions by employers. Information comes primarily from the CDC and may be updated over time. Read more…
Post-coronavirus Return to Work Cleaning Checklist COVID-19 Vaccine Workplace Planning Checklist
This checklist compiles guidance from the CDC and offers considerations for employers when conducting COVID-19 vaccine workplace planning. Please fill out the form below to download your free copy:


news brief pdf cover CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals
The CDC recently released interim COVID-19 vaccine considerations. Notably, the guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals who meet certain criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19. This News Brief explains further. Read more…
Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19 CDC Guidance for Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs
This HR Insights article provides an overview of guidance from the CDC for workplace COVID-19 vaccination programs. Read more…
Compliance Overview cover image OSHA Issues Mitigation and Prevention Guidance for COVID-19
On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Read more…
news brief pdf cover CDC Provides Guidance on Ventilation in Buildings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a webpage providing guidance on ventilation in buildings to reduce COVID-19 exposure indoors. Read more…
HR Insights: CDC Guidance for Employees Following a COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure Employer Overview of the COVID-19 Vaccines
The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc in the United States for over a year at this point. Now, vaccines are finally here. There is a lot of information on the internet regarding the vaccines, some of which is misleading. It’s important for employers to learn the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines so they can better protect their employees and customers. Read more…
Legal Update - OSHA Updates Coronavirus Safety Enforcement Policies President Biden Issues Executive Order on Protecting Worker Heath & Safety
On Jan. 21, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order on the health and safety of workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The order directs the Department of Labor and OSHA to protect workers from COVID-19 under the OSH Act and to protect other categories of workers. Read more…
news brief pdf cover President Biden Outlines National COVID-19 Strategy
Recently, President Joe Biden outlined his administration’s national strategy to combat the (COVID-19) pandemic. This News Brief explains further. Read more…
Live Well, Work Well cover sheet COVID-19 Vaccination: What to do Before, During and After
The tips in this article, which are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will explain what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you and what resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated. Read more…
news brief pdf cover CDC Announces Shorter Quarantine Guidelines After a COVID-19 Exposure
The CDC has announced an update to quarantine guidelines, offering options for shorter quarantine periods for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are without symptoms. This News Brief explains further. Read more…
fisher phillips logo Six Steps Employers Can Take To Diffuse COVID-19 OSHA Complaints
The year 2020 has presented very different workplace safety issues for employers. We have seen an exponential increase in employers receiving notice of complaints to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) agencies from employees regarding COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace – or allegations of a lack thereof. In fact, to date, employees throughout the nation have made more than 11,000 COVID-19-related complaints to federal OSHA and over 39,000 COVID-19-related complaints to state OSHA agencies. Read more…
osha logo OSHA Guidance: Optimize Ventilation to Reduce COVID-19
OSHA’s safety alert on COVID-19 guidance on ventilation in the workplace. Read more…
mask news brief pdf cover CDC Says Masks Protect Wearer from COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance on the effectiveness of cloth masks to include protection for the wearer of the mask, in addition to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. This News Brief explains further. Read more…
KPA logo Interactive US Maps: COVID Workplace Safety Requirements by State
KPA and Fisher Phillips have created maps outlining the various state COVID-19 workplace restrictions across the US. Learn what’s required in your state. Read more…
news brief pdf cover What OSHA Could Look Like Under a Biden Administration
In light of the U.S. presidential election results, workplace health and safety experts have begun speculating on the possible changes that President-elect Joe Biden could make to existing practices within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) once he takes office—especially in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to learn more about what OSHA could look like under a Biden administration. Read more…
Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19 Preparing for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Unfortunately, the 2020-21 flu season isn’t the only health crisis employers and employees have to address this year. The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the workforce, and the combination of another potentially bad flu season and the pandemic has public health experts worried. Learn more about preparing for flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic with this HR Insights article. Read more…
osha guidelines thumb Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings while Working Indoors
COVID-19 Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings while Working Indoors in Hot and Humid Conditions. Read more…
osha returning to work pdf cover OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work

Guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on returning to work during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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cleaning checklist thumb Post-Coronavirus Return to Work Cleaning Checklist

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Additional Resources

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Reasons to Smile

Here are some innovative, inspiring, or humorous things we found to share.

sun logo Smithsonian and USA TODAY Network Launch Summer Learning Guide
Need something to occupy the kids this summer? The Smithsonian and USA TODAY teamed up to offer a FREE Summer Learning Guide titled Summer Road Trip. The guide includes hands-on activities, puzzles and games exploring topics such as STEM, history and the arts for grades k-8. It is available in both English and Spanish. Read more here.
sunflower thumb This Tampa Bay farm offers U-pick sunflowers while social distancing
Sunflowers make us smile; how about you? What if a great outside nature activity was thrown in with it? …Even better! Sweetfields Farms in Brookville is offering u-pick sunflowers, an awesome family activity during social-distancing. They even carved an inspirational message into the field.  Read more about sunflower pickin’.
ikea logo IKEA Meatball Recipe
Ready to get your Swedish chef on? And we aren’t talkin’ the Muppets, Baby! Ikea has released their recipe for Swedish Meatballs, including the sauce, on Twitter. We are drooling already…..And true to Ikea style, they released it in an easy to follow six step process. When we thought we could not love Ikea more…they have raised the bar. Get cookin’ here.
adams group logo Adams Group manufactures intubation chambers to help frontline medical professionals
Recently, several Adams Group team members transformed their wondering into action and manufactured intubation boxes for local hospitals.. Read more…
lowry parcade logo Arcade Game Rental
Ever wish you had a vintage arcade in your home? Lowry Parcade can make it happen! They are renting out arcade and pinball machines for weekly rentals up to a month. You can also get a beer to go. Read more…
youtube thumb A Conference Call in Real Life – Youtube Parody
Remote work is both a blessing and a curse, but a good parody is a blessing anytime! YouTube parody heroes Tripp and Tyler really perk up the workday with this parody of conference calls. Enjoy!
w3 logo In an effort to support our community, clients and each other during the COVID-19 crisis, the W3 Employee Enrichment Committee (EEC) is giving all of our employees Uber Eats gift cards to use at our locally owned restaurants.
cnn logo A Georgia bar owner removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to the walls to give to her unemployed staff
See how one Georgia bar owner is doing her part to help her staff during amidst COVID-19. Read more…
kittens thumb Watch these cute kittens take over an empty aquarium in Atlanta
A public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, that was closed due to COVID-19 measures recently hosted a special group of four-legged visitors. On April 5 and 6, the now-empty building became a giant playground for a group of kittens on a field trip from the Atlanta Humane Society. Read more…
w3 logo A W3 employee recently dropped off food, paper products and cash to a local family with children whose father had lost his job. The mother was speechless, then tearfully replied “It’s worth a million.”
smithsonian thumb Smithsonian Museum Virtual Tours
Have you ever wanted to visit a Smithsonian Museum? Take a virtual tour here
thrill ride thumb Ride Real Attractions in Virtual Reality
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all go to Disney? We can…virtually! Many rides are available for free viewing @SocalAttractions360 No FastPass required, but grab your popcorn and break out the Mickey waffle maker because you can bring snacks on these rides!
mountain flowers thumb Take a Virtual Tour of Our National Parks
W3’s Virtual Tourist visited National Parks Foundation. From this website you can learn more about perennial favorites like Yellowstone or choose other parks and national historic sites from a list that goes on for days. There are also a few virtual tours available, some are sites that are rarely open to the public.
johns hopkins logo Johns Hopkins All Children’s accepting hand-sewn mask donations for non-patient care
Grab your needle & thread for the country’s latest hobby craze Face Mask Making. Spread love, not hate COVID-19 by donating your creations to Johns Hopkins All Children’s for non-patient care or to family, friends, neighbors, the pizza delivery guy…just about anyone! For a pattern acceptable for Johns Hopkins All Children’s and donation information read more here. Other patterns are available online for use by the general public. A self-sacrificing W3 staff member already tested the no sew “hair band method” and suffered great agonies of pain while the bands pulled against her ears and came off…she doesn’t recommend it..
dog thumb Family Stuck At Home Notices Their Dog’s Tail Has Stopped Working
“The vet said ‘he had sprained his tail from excessively wagging it’” 😂❤🏠 Read more…

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