Covid-19 Testing Services: What Employers Need to Know

Getting ready for a return to work in-person? Here’s an employer’s guide to Covid-19 testing services, and how they will impact your organization

If you’re one of the millions of employers planning your organization’s return to the workplace after having been remote or hybrid for the past couple of years, get ready for a rapidly-changing world. You are no doubt reevaluating and reimaging what “back to work” looks like now. You need to figure out how to quickly identify Covid cases, manage the spread of the virus, and make your employees feel safe, all while maintaining business as usual.

Your back-to-work adjustments may include a hybrid plan, social distancing guidelines, a vaccine mandate, a mask mandate, and/or workplace Covid testing. As you and your leadership team prepare your return-to-work plans, you’ll find that it is important to have a Covid testing plan in place. A testing plan requires that you educate both leaders and employees about the types, efficacy, and process of Covid testing, and are transparent about the plan. Employer transparency establishes trust and ensures employees feel comfortable. There’s a lot to consider. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from employers as they return to the office.

What are the Covid testing guidelines for the workplace, and when are they required?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if your company doesn’t require vaccinations, and