See full answer Have conversations with employees if they express concerns. Some people may be at higher risk of severe illness. This includes older adults (65 years and older) and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions. By using strategies that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, you will help protect all employees, including those at higher risk. These strategies include: Implementing telework and other social distancing practices Actively encouraging employees to stay home when sick Promoting handwashing Providing supplies and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleaning and disinfecting workspaces In workplaces where it’s not possible to eliminate face-to-face contact (such as retail), consider assigning higher risk employees work tasks that allow them to maintain a 6-foot distance from others, if feasible.