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Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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State-by-State List of US Vaccine Plans

How will each state roll out its plan for vaccine distribution and administration?

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Government of Canada Vaccine Information

Canada’s vaccine plan, rollout, and other information.

View page SWANA’s Letter to Health Agencies

Solid waste professionals are seeking new ways to keep providing a vital service while keeping the workforce and the public safe. SWANA is working to share COVID-19 guidance to prevent exposure, infection, and spreading.


OSHA Guidance

OSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Updated June 10, 2021

This guidance is intended to inform employers and workers to help them identify risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 at work and to help them determine appropriate control measures to implement. This guidance contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. More…

OSHA’s Updated Protecting Workers presentation [PDF]

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. More…

Guidance on Returning to Work

Guidance to assist employers reopening non-essential businesses and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic. More…

COVID-19 Guidance on Social Distancing at Work

This guidance can help employers implement social distancing in the workplace. More…
Spanish version

OSHA Solid Waste Control and Prevention Guidance

Interim guidance for U.S. solid waste workers and employers of workers with potential occupational exposures to COVID-19. More…

Applicable Standards and Directives

OSHA standards and directives and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to COVID-19. More…

Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Hot and Humid Conditions

Employers should follow the best practices to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illness. Indoors… Outdoors…


CCOHS Guidance

Everyone has a role to play in keeping the workplace healthy and safe. Workers can do their part to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Learn what you can do to stay safe while also protecting your family, your co-workers, and the community.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources

Get tip sheets and other guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. More…

COVID-19: Workplace Health and Safety Guide

This guide includes information on the responsibilities of employers and workers, and what workplaces should do to control risks. More…


CDC Guidance

Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers

This toolkit will help your organization educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. More…

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting

This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. More…

What Waste Collectors and Recyclers Need to Know about COVID-19

This guidance is to help waste collectors and recyclers protect themselves and others from exposure to COVID-19 while on the job. More…

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19

Guidance for those exhibiting symptoms and those that are asymptomatic. More…

Workplace Decision Tool

Resources to plan, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 virus in the workplace. More…

Managing Workplace Fatigue

General strategies that workers and employers can use to manage workplace fatigue and work safely. More…

Use Masks to Help Slow Spread

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings when around people outside of their household. More…


National Safety Council Guidance

Safe Actions for Employee Returns Framework

The framework is based on review of dozens of corporate and public health protocols, recommendations, and guidance resources.More…

Safe Actions for Employee Returns: Playbooks

These general and sector-specific playbooks are designed to help America's employers align worker safety with business objectives. More…


EPA Guidance

EPA Coronavirus Resources for State, Local and Tribal Agencies and Associations

This website provides key EPA resources, FAQs, and communications on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response for EPA’s government partners. More…

US EPA Public Service Announcements

Importance of Recycling and Proper Management of PPE

Recycling During the Health Crisis

Don't Recycle PPE


Coronavirus Resources

SWANA has gathered important resources to support solid waste workers, employers and customers.

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Download COVID 19 Documents for Essential Waste and Recycling Workers

Download documents to demonstrate proof to law enforcement personnel that you work in an essential industry.

  • Template letter that can be provided to demonstrate a worker’s exemption
  • Memo for employers instructing them on use of the letter
  • Placard for display in worker vehicles

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