Safety & Health at Work

Preventing COVID-19 in workplaces is critical for slowing the spread in our communities and keeping businesses open. There are numerous guidelines for COVID-19 prevention in the workplace, including tailored guidelines for specific industries, occupations, and work-place activities (screening, gatherings, testing, cleaning, etc.). Many are available in multiple languages. Key sources of information are:

Employers can contact our free and confidential safety consultation services for assistance with COVID-19 prevention in the workplace.

Workers can report COVID-19 health and safety complaints to Wyoming OSHA.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Wyoming employers should support their employees in getting vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free.

The November 2021 OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) is currently under litigation by several states, including Wyoming. More information will be shared when available.

COVID-19 Workplace Testing

The CDC offers guidance on testing strategies for the workplace. The Wyoming Department of Health offers free workplace tests through Vault Health. Employers seeking support with workplace testing can contact the Wyoming Department of Health by email wdh.covid19@wyo.gov.

Steps for Every Workplace

All employers should monitor and follow all state and local public health orders or industry regulation affecting their businesses.

  1. Actively support employee vaccination for COVID-19 using the steps outlined by the CDC.
  2. Actively encourage employees to get tested and stay home from work when sick with COVID-19 symptoms.
  3. Understand workplace risk using the OSHA Framework, and community transmission risk using the Wyoming County Transmission Indicators. This information provides the context for workplace prevention.
  4. Routinely review workplace guidance and any industry-specific guidance from the Wyoming Department of Health, OSHA and the CDC. Implement the appropriate prevention strategies for your workplace.
  5. Ensure travelers follow travel advisories related to COVID-19.
  6. Plan for COVID-19 illness in your business, including closures, cleaning, communication with staff, contact tracing, and the temporary absence of quarantined staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the FAQs under the Safety & Health at Work tab.