Last updated June 28, 2021.

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NOTE: Manufactured foods industry please consult current CDPHE guidance


  • The worksite must notify and cooperate with their local public health agency on next steps.

  • Local public health agency contacts can be found here.

  • Outbreak guidance for non-healthcare facilities can be found here.


  • Consider taking the Power the Comeback Business Pledge to promote a COVID-19-safe workplace.

  • Encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Consider hosting an employee vaccination event through CDPHE’s workplace vaccination program.

  • Require sick workers to stay home.

  • Establish a system for employees to alert their supervisors if they are experiencing symptoms.

  • Conduct daily temperature checks and monitor symptoms in employees, refer symptomatic employees to the Colorado COVID Symptom Support tool while at work.

    • Best practice is to implement a temperature and symptom check station at the entrance to the business. If this is not feasible, employee will check for symptoms at home and report symptoms either electronically or on paper per the system created by the business.

  • Clean in accordance with CDPHE guidance.

  • Establish protocols and provide supplies to increase the frequency of cleaning in work and common spaces, and in accordance with OSHA requirements and CDPHE guidance.

  • Require hand hygiene upon arrival and departure, establish set hand hygiene time frames throughout shifts, and provide additional hand-washing stations if possible.

  • Ensure ventilation of work and break areas is in line with OSHA guidance. 

  • Develop a Preparedness and Response plan (OSHA guidance).

  • Keep a record of employees and visitors (i.e. sign in/out) to enable contact tracing.

  • Encourage unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors.

  • Require frequent handwashing upon arrival, departure, and throughout shifts. 

  • Clean work stations between shifts and/or at the end of the workday.

  • Require employees to stay home if sick or exhibiting symptoms

  • Group employees into teams or shifts that stick together.

  • Stagger lunch and break times

  • Encourage employees to wear masks during carpooling. Mask-wearing is required by federal law while using public transportation.

To protect customers
  • Conduct symptom checks for any visitors who will interact with employees.

  • Consider requiring masks for customers.

  • Make handwashing or hand sanitizing available to customers as much as possible.

Additional resources can be found on our Public health guidance & resources page.