COVID-19 Resource Center

KMRD’s COVID-19 Resources page is your go-to resource for the latest updates and insights on the coronavirus pandemic. Check back frequently for the latest information, helpful insights, and articles that may help you navigate this rapidly evolving situation.

KMRD CLIENTS – Please read our COVID-19 FAQ

How KMRD is Responding

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the health of our employees, clients, and communities in which we work remains our top priority. We are watching current developments and preparing for a number of scenarios. We have implemented the following to support our employees and the businesses who depend on KMRD.

  • Health – We have instituted a formal work from home policy to keep our employees safe and to help curb the spread of the virus. This decision will cause no change in how we support customers. We have provided our employees with additional guidelines, as well as resources to educate themselves about COVID-19 and ways to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
  • Travel – We’ve temporarily suspended all non-essential business travel and are encouraging employees to use phone and video conferencing instead. We’re conducting all candidate interviews over video conference in place of in-person meetings.
  • Business Continuity – We will remain 100 percent operational and maintain normal business hours across all groups including Customer Support and Professional Services. We will update this post with any changes to our policies. Employees and customers, thank you for your partnership in helping to minimize the impact of COVID-19 at work and at home.

COVID-19 Resources & Links

KMRD updates this COVID-19 page for clients, employees and the public with links to resources on developments, guidelines, protocols, policies, and tools for practitioners.

Our sources include those provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the World Health Organization, as well as COVID-19 reports in credible journals and magazines.

COVID-19 Return to Work Resources

Fisher Phillips – Vaccine Resource Center For Employers

CDC – Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Littler Mendelson – Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

Fisher Phillips – Face Masks, Temperatures, and Other 50-State Issues

CNN – This is where each state is during its phased reopening

EEOC – Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

CDC – Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes – This site is sponsored by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and provides a free set of guidelines and measures categorized by industry.

A Proven Technology Provider Offering Workplace Temperature and Screening Questionnaire Monitoring

Sample Return to Work Plan – This sample return to work action plan serves as an example plan for businesses to use as a template when preparing their own plans for reopening their business following the coronavirus pandemic. It does not account for state, local or industry-specific guidance related to COVID-19, but follows the guidance laid out by the CDC and OSHA that is designed to keep employers, employees and customers safe. Note: This plan will need to be customized prior to use. Download now

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – COVID-19 Back to Work Checklist

Fisher Phillips – FP BEYOND THE CURVE: Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQs For Employers

National Information on COVID-19:

University of Pennsylvania COVID Insurance Litigation Tracker

3/29/90- US Chamber of Insurance – Excellent Overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relieveif, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

US Department of Labor – Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers – The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

3/20/20 – – Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave – COVID-19 Questions? Review the official CDC site – WHO Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Reports – OSHA COVID-19 Resources – Department of Labor: COVID-19 Resources

Microsoft’s COVID-19 Tracker Map

CNN – Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

State Specific News & Resources – DOH Coronavirus Information for Education

PA Department of Labor’s COVID-19 update on workers compensation including services and provision regarding more relaxed safety committee credit rules

PA Office of Unemployment – PA passes to suspend the 1st week “waiting week” and work search requirement is temporarily waived.

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

3/29/20 – New Jersey Legislature Considering Bill to Force Insurers to Pay Covd-19 Claims

Other Business Resources / News: – 3/27/20 – CFPB’s FAQ’s on what you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic. Nice program to use to attract and retain young talent! – 3/27/20 – French Laundry restaurateur Thomas Keller sues insurer for coronavirus losses

Brian Heun’s article published by the Philadelphia Business Journal “Coronavirus is here: These are the keys to developing a business continuity plan

13 Minute Webinar on Remote Workforce Challenges and Solutions including Adapting Your Salesforce

Association of Health Insurance Providers (AHIP) 3-6-20 blog post outlining Health Insurance providers responses / changes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Advice for Managing Virtual Teams as Coronavirus Changes Business As Usual

KMRD’s Brian Heun’s LinkedIn Article on Business Continuity Planning for Pandemics

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Tips & Tools for Working from Home:

Links to articles with practical tips… – Tips to make working from home work for you

Business Insider – How to work from home during the Coronavirus Outbreak

KMRD – Take These Steps to Reduce Your Chance of Getting Zoombombed; Plus 15 Zoom Alternatives

Free Screen Sharing Service

Conferencing Solutions

Ergonomic Tips For Working From Home

Also see our April 2020 blog post: Basic Ergonomic Tips for Working From Home During COVID-19

Slip and Fall Prevention

OSHA Weblinks

Need someone to evaluate your facility for safety issues related to stairs, ramps, or walkways? Contact a Risk Safety Consultant →

Caring and Volunteerism During COVID-19

Feeding America and their network of food banks are continuing to provide food to people in need during these times of uncertainty.

KMRD is proud to support the insurance needs of CharitDi in the manufacturing of masks for our healthcare heroes. Click here to volunteer to help!

In conjunction with the NATA, Go4Ellis is working on getting more—a lot more—Athletic Trainers in the field to actively help combat this pandemic. If you are a certified athletic trainer and are interested in getting involved click here for more!

Free Education and Fun at Home:

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