Despite the challenges of managing COVID-19 response, only 12% of companies say they have received a COVID-19-related complaint from their employees. According to a new survey, the complaints that employers have received address issues such as remote-work-related challenges and requests to shut down offices.
Nearly 7% of companies say that—to date—they have had at least one employee test positive for COVID. In response to this:
- 23% of respondents converted their workplaces to remote scenarios for all non-essential personnel.
- 17% continued operations but with modifications.
- 3% closed the entire work site.
- Many says they deep-cleaned and sanitized their facilities and required employees to quarantine and self-isolate.
For the COVID-positive employee:
- 54% of employers say they provide full pay during the worker’s time off.
- 12% say they provide unpaid leave.
- 45% say the allow the employee to use paid time off and then move to unpaid leave
Of those employers that had to temporarily shut down business operations, 49% say they continue to pay employees.