The Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) within the Department of Employment
Services and the DC Department of Health (DC Health) have been monitoring the ongoing
COVID-19 public health crisis. The latest information and guidance on the District’s COVID-19
response can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov.
Companies need to take proactive measures to ensure their personnel do not report to work sick;
examples include screening employees and provision for use of sick leave. Subcontractors
should be encouraged to do the same. Field teams should maintain constant communication with
their subcontractors and be vigilant for obviously sick persons in the field. Any employees
reporting to work sick should be sent home.