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Whether you want to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or you need to communicate a COVID case to your workforce, this resource has you covered. We've compiled articles and samples under these headings:
Communicating About Vaccines
Communicating a COVID-19 Diagnosis in the Workplace
Communicating During the COVID Pandemic
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Communicating About Vaccines How Employers Are Educating Employees About Getting Vaccinated CDC Recommends Employer Steps to Increase Vaccine Acceptance SHRM | Apr 2021 The Best Ways for Employers to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Mar 2021 A Conversation Guide for Managers: Talking with Employees about COVID-19 Vaccines Health Action Alliance | Apr 2021 How employers can communicate the facts about COVID-19 vaccines Willis Towers Watson | Feb 2021 Communicating With Employees About COVID-19 Vaccines Bouchey and Clarke | Feb 2021 How Employers Should Communicate With Employees About COVID-19 Vaccines Launchways | Feb 2021 Sample Communications Memos to Employees About Vaccinations SHRM Sample Facility Letter to Staff and Letter to Employees CDC Memo to Employees Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccines Association for High Technology Distribution Please complete the brief survey near the bottom of this page. Communicating a COVID-19 Diagnosis in the Workplace Communicating with Employees About a Positive COVID-19 Case in the Workplace Holland & Hart | Jul 2020 What Should Businesses Tell Employees and Third Parties When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19? Nexsen Pruet | Jun 2020 FAQ: Notification to Employees and Customers After a COVID-19 Diagnosis Perkins Coie | Various updates COVID-19 Exposure Communication Guidance University of Minnesota | Jan 2021 Sample Communications Notice of Workplace Exposure to a Communicable Disease SHRM Sample Notification to Workforce page 12 Sample Notification to Customers and Third Parties page 14 Sample Media Notice page 15 Ballard Spahr Model Announcement to Employees About Positive Test Authorization To Disclose COVID-19 Diagnosis Fisher Phillips COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace Bernard Health Communicating During the COVID Pandemic One year later: Lessons & resources for communicating during the coronavirus crisis Sprout Social | Mar 2021 5 Tips for Clear Communications While Working from Home BioSpace | Mar 2021 The impact of COVID-19 on emergency communications Security Magazine | Mar 2021 9 steps for communicating with employees during the COVID-19 crisis Ragan | Dec 2020 Communication in the time of COVID: tips for effectively engaging with employees Chief Learning Officer | Nov 2020 Communicating during COVID-19 Foodservice Equipment & Supplies | Nov 2020 Sample Communications Communication Resources (multiple languages) CDC Return to Work Return-to-Work Guide for Employees – customizable PowerPoint Presentation COVID-19 Employee Return-to-Work Survey Notice of Recall Memo: COVID-19 Employee Screening Procedures COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Form COVID-19 Employee Self-Certification to Return to Work Health Screening Form for Visitors Letter to New Hire - Start Date Postponed SHRM Layoffs, Furloughs and Pay Reductions Notice of Pay Reduction to All Employees Layoff FAQs for Employees Notice of Reduction in Force (RIF) Due to Coronavirus Notice of Temporary Layoff or Furlough Due to Coronavirus Termination Letter - Layoff and/or Downsizing Announcement of Layoff and/or Downsizing Severance Waiver and General Release: Group Layoffs of Employees Age 40 and Over (OWBPA compliant) SHRM Additional COVID-19 Tools and Samples SHRM Templates and Forms Fisher Phillips Sample Communications in the Resource Library ThinkHR Posters Coronavirus Warning for Business Entrances Social Distancing Guidelines at Work Stop the Germs at Work SHRM Protect Others from Getting Sick Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak Practice Food Safety World Health Organization
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