Resources for Employers and Businesses
The Utah Department of Health and local health departments have issued the following updated isolation and quarantine guidelines as of 12/29/2021. We are updating the website and educational materials as quickly as we can. Please use this document until these updates can be made.
Small Business Employee Vaccination Grant
The new Small Business Employee Vaccination Grant received $500,000 in federal CARES Act funds as part of Utah’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It provides reimbursement to Utah small business employers that pay employees for time off to either receive a COVID-19 vaccine or recuperate should they experience side effects after their vaccination.
The grant offers employers funds to provide paid time off for employees who are otherwise not eligible for paid time off. The grant may be used for both full-time and part-time employees.
- Do you have a business-related question about the coronavirus pandemic? We have answers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-456-7707.
Masks protect you and others from COVID-19.
The science is clear, wearing face masks helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks also protect and help strengthen our economy. The CDC recommends all people, even if they are vaccinated, wear a mask indoors if they live in an area with high transmission.
COVID-19 Business Manual (Updated 8/2021)
This step-by-step, downloadable PDF guide from the Utah Department of Health helps you protect worker’s health during the pandemic. Its detailed table of contents lets you quickly find the information and resources you’re looking for. It includes recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, and U.S. Department of Labor.
- What to do if an employee is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19
- Answers to questions about quarantine, isolation, sick leave, and tax credits
- How to protect your worksite, operations, and employees
Is it a HIPAA violation if someone asks me if I’m vaccinated for COVID-19?
No. HIPAA laws are often misunderstood, so it makes it easy for misinformation to spread. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191). The law was made to make sure employees had health insurance between jobs. However, a privacy rule was added in 2003. The privacy rule is the part that is usually misunderstood. To find out more about HIPAA privacy rules and what personal health information (PHI) is protected, click here.