The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued updated guidance for employers to support employees commuting to work, replacing the CDC’s initial guidance recommending employers promote driving alone to work.
The new language now states:
For employees who commute to work using public transportation or ride sharing, consider offering the following support:
· If feasible, offer employees incentives to use forms of transportation that minimize close contact with others (e.g., biking, walking, driving or riding by car either alone or with household members).
· Ask employees to follow the CDC guidance on how to protect yourself when using transportation.
· Allow employees to shift their hours so they can commute during less busy times.
· Ask employees to clean their hands as soon as possible after their trip.