Comprehensive Information on Covid-19

June 03, 2020

Your health and wellness matter to MassCOSH on and off the job and we are able to provide tailored training for workers on infectious disease control. With your needs in mind, we are compiling trusted, vetted information on how you can increase your chances of staying well during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will also be providing additional information on health and economic equity for low-wage workers and families who suffer disproportionately during times such as these.

On April 8, MassCOSH announced the release of its robust resource for all workers reporting to various reopened worksites across the state. The document titled COVID-19 Tool Kit for Workers: Health and Safety Protections and How to Make Them Happen, is the result of hundreds of work hours and utilizes decades of experience from the best occupational health experts in Massachusetts. The document is updated regularly and can be found by clicking here and in Spanish here.

OSHA-issued information regarding COVID-19

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Additional information from OSHA on COVID-19 including relevant OSHA standards and control and prevention measures for certain employers

State and local information on Covid-19

State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health website on COVID-19 (updated regularly)

Boston Public Health Commission website on COVID-19 (updated regularly)

City of Boston map of meal sites for children and youth

Do I qualify for unemployment assistance?

New Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits as of 4/1 (Haga clic aquí para español)

Comparison of Unemployment Benefits under the Federal CARES Bill

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19: employee rights and employer obligations

CDC page for people with asthma and COVID-19

COSH and partners -generated materials

Essential Workers Bill of Rights 

Coronavirus factsheet (English)

Coronavirus factsheet (Spanish)

What is MassCOSH doing to support our constituents and allies?

Cleaning for coronavirus in the private sector

Cleaning for coronavirus in public schools

Coronavirus: Resources for Workers (National COSH)

Greater Boston Labor Council COVID-19 Crisis Resource Guide for Union Members

Community Health Worker (CHW) resources

WNYCOSH Guidance for Cashiers in Retail Establishments During COVID-19 Outbreak

FAQ: Leave and Benefit Rights in MA

Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds (Massachusetts Jobs with Justice)

Virtual Town Hall on Worker Safety and Your Rights Regarding Earned Sick Time (held by Mass Jobs with Justice, MassCOSH, and the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division office - March 19, 2020) Click here to view a mirror Town Hall in Spanish.

Center for Construction Research and Training COVID-19 Resources