Business and Industries

Guidance for Businesses and Industries

The measures taken to promote the health and well being of employees may differ depending on the industry in which businesses are based. To help these businesses transition throughout the response to COVID-19, a selection of guidance documents and resources are available below for download. Select documents may be available in multiple languages. 

Please check back often as these documents or resources may have updates or new information added.




Available Signage

Select graphics are available for download to help both customers and staff alike adhere to any protocols currently in place within your business.

Customers Do Not Enter Signage
Handshake Free Zone
Handwashing Graphics
Social Distancing Floor Decal
Temperature Check Notice



General Guidance

Resources for the public as well as those that may apply to multiple industries can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources. 

To view comprehensive materials for general guidance, refer to the General Public Guidance resources.

Guidance for Grocery Shopping (PDF)
Guidance for Essential Businesses
Guidance for Employee Workstations


Information for Management

Select resources are available for staff management purposes.

Guidance for Essential Businesses
Guidance for Employee Workstations
Encourage Staff Testing
FAQs for Manager (Non-Healthcare)


Construction Industry

Resources for Construction can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Construction



Dental Providers

To help control the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. This guidance should be used with CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for patients with COVID-19. This information supplements, but does not replace, the general infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations for COVID-19.

Resources for Dental Providers can be found on the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) website for Dental Settings

For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.




Educational Services

Resources for Educational Services, including Early Education, can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Early Care & Education



Entertainment and Recreation Industries

Resources for Entertainment and Recreation can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Retail
Guidance for Movie Theaters


Faith and Worship Services

Resources for Faith and Worship can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for House of Faith/Worship


Food and Beverage Industry

Resources for Food and Beverage can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Food Establishments (PDF)
Guidance for Dining Rooms



Funeral Homes

Resources for Funeral Homes and Funeral Directors can be found on the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) website.

For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.




Healthcare and Social Services

Resources for Healthcare, Social Services, First Responders, and related industries can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

To view comprehensive materials for healthcare - in particular, those that apply to Healthcare Professionals and Frontline Workers - refer to the Guidance for Healthcare Professionals resources.

Guidance for Homeless Shelters (PDF)
Guidance for Assisted Living (PDF)
Guidance for First Responders (PDF)
Guidance for Care Givers (PDF)
Healthcare Professionals Working During COVID-19
First Responders & Coping With Stress
Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sequence



Meat and Poultry Processing Industries

Resources for Meat and Poultry Processing and associated facilities can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Meat & Poultry Plants



Retail Industry

Resources for Retail can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Retail



Supermarket and Grocery Industries

Resources for Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, and other Food Retail establishments can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Grocery Shopping (PDF)



Transportation Industry

Resources for Transportation, including Public Transportation, can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.

Guidance for Public Transportation



Veterinarian Services

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides an FAQ page specifically for veterinarians and veterinary clinics on COVID-19. AVMA has additional resources and information that are updated frequently at avma.org/coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides interim guidance for public health professionals managing the home care and isolation of people with COVID-19 who have pets or other animals in the same home. Visit the CDC web page for more information.

Resources for Veterinarians compiled by HCPH can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources. 

To view comprehensive materials for this sector, refer to the Guidance for Veterinarians resources.

Guidance for Veterinarians