Return To Work Communications Planning Checklist

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged existing practices in the workplace, and many employers are implementing return to work plans—which often include updating expectations for employees and partners. When utilizing effective communications, organizations can equip employees to contribute to post-coronavirus efforts. By being proactive and establishing effective communication plans, employers can not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19 but put employees at ease, knowing that necessary steps are being taken to best ensure their health and safety. As return to work updates often influence various workplace changes, organizations may also want to consider how to effectively communicate with customers, vendors, guests and local officials.

To get started, employers can review topics on our Return To Work Communications Planning Checklist. This checklist includes topics such as the following:

  • Employee Relations
  • Training Employees
  • Monitoring COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Customers, Vendors, and Guests
  • Local Health Officials
  • Future Preparedness

Use this checklist as a guide when planning your organization’s post-coronavirus communications plans. For any checklist items you select “NO,” consider if any changes could help ensure return to work plans are communicated effectively. For assistance with COVID-19-related topics, contact us.