Coronavirus Preparedness- Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Coronavirus Information for Organizations


The CDC's recommendations for organizations and employers have evolved over the course of the pandemic. They started by providing interim guidance for essential businesses who remained open during state shelter-in-place/safer-at-home restrictions. The CDC now provides information for those organizations that are beginning to reopen after some states have eased restrictions.

The current CDC recommended strategies are detailed and should be read in their entirety, but below are a few highlights from the recommendations which include:

  • Conducting daily health checks
  • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
  • Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
  • Improving the building ventilation system
  • Identifying a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the workplace

To help organizations communicate information to employees and the public, the CDC has created a Communication Resources page. It includes a Print Resources section with downloadable flyers, signs, and posters in a number of languages. It also provides a Social Media Toolkit to help with online dissemination of information.


Staying Informed

Keeping up with the avalanche of information and finding resources for guidance can seem overwhelming. Simply determining where to look can seem challenging. Below, PHLY will provide some suggestions on searching for information and collect some of the various resources organized by:

  • PHLY Resources
  • Industry-Specific Resources (grouped by type of organization and type of operation or exposure)
  • State-Specific Guidelines
  • Guidance from Federal and other National Organizations

While this list is not exhaustive, we hope it will help as a starting point. It's also important to remember that information is changing, almost daily, so checking with the original website on a regular basis is important to staying updated.

PHLY Resources

PHLY has created a Coronavirus Information page with a list of coronavirus-related resources we've published. In addition, PHLY provides a number of resources at no cost or at a discount to insureds. These resources can help provide virtual training to employees, build policies and procedures, and also help you obtain information on best practices. Go here to view a list of risk management services and resources.

PHLY customers with the SMARTERNOW! Learning Management System have access to an online Coronavirus Prevention training course. The training covers general preventative measures for virus transmission as well as strategies specific to COVID-19 and workplace prevention.

Industry-Specific Information

Many industry associations are providing sites with detailed information regarding their respective business or industry. In addition, organizations such as the CDC and state health departments are providing guidance and information that are specific to an industry. Below are some of those resources by industry or type of organization.

Nonprofits, Social Services, Mental Health

Camps
Schools and Child Care
Colleges and Universities
Health, Fitness, and Sports
HOA/COA, Apartment Management, Retirement, and Independent Living Communities
Religious Organizations

Operations and Exposure-Specific Information


Abuse Prevention
Auto
Buildings, Facilities, and Property

Suicide Prevention

Workplace Safety

Virtual Meetings, Virtual Events, Virtual Work

State-Specific Guidelines

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has created a webpage with an interactive map that allows you to choose a state. It will then take you to that state's COVID-19 resource page. It also provides maps detailing school closures by state, crowd size limits, government travel, and state income tax filing deadlines.


Guidance from Federal and other National Organizations

Continue to monitor federal guidance issued from government agencies and information from other national organizations. These include:


IMPORTANT NOTICE - The information and suggestions presented by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company in this E-Brochure is for your consideration in your loss prevention efforts. They are not intended to be complete or definitive in identifying all hazards associated with your business, preventing workplace accidents, or complying with any safety related, or other, laws or regulations. You are encouraged to alter them to fit the specific hazards of your business and to have your legal counsel review all of your plans and company policies.

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