Coronavirus Resources for Public Sector Organizations


As the coronavirus situation evolves, we want to help our members address workplace concerns by providing information and useful resources. IPMA-HR has compiled this list of guidelines, industry news articles, and HR sample policies as you prepare to respond to the coronavirus in your workplace. This page will be regularly updated with the latest resources so make sure to check back.

Updated: March 26, 2020 at 2:37 p.m. EST

Featured: An Overview of the Employment Provisions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) takes effect on March 31, 2020. Its two primary employment provisions expand eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act leave and make emergency paid sick leave available to some workers. These provisions will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2020.

Webinar: Coronavirus in the Workplace

We invite you to join David B. Ritter for a discussion on topics such as remote work, furloughs and layoffs, testing for employees, and other critical issues facing employers today. *The live event has ended but the recording and PowerPoint slides are available for free to everyone.*


National and local resources, guidelines, and announcements.

Workplace Posters

Workplace posters provided by the CDC to keep staff informed about the coronavirus.

 Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Employee Rights (English)

What you need to know about coronavirus (EnglishSpanish)

Symptoms of coronavirus (EnglishSpanish)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus (EnglishSpanish)

New Policies & Documents

Solano County Water Agency - Telecommuting (Working at Home) Policy DOCX48.88 KB Download
Municipal Order regarding sick leave pertaining to COV-19DOC29.50 KB Download
Midvale City - Communicable Diseases Executive OrderDOCX27.45 KB Download
City of Newnan - COVID 19 Planned ResponseDOCX114.48 KB Download
Midvale - Infectious Disease Control Executive OrderDOCX32.81 KB Download
Henry County - Response to Contagious ConditionDOCX30.46 KB Download
STRS - Coronavirus CommunicationDOCX51.99 KB Download
State of Missouri - Coronavirus Leave Guidance MemoPDF400.66 KB Download
Fulton County - HR Guidance Relative to COVID-19PDF114.56 KB Download
City of Memphis - Temp Leave and Travel Policy UpdatePDF539.51 KB Download
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office - First Responders, Essential, and Non-Essential WorkersDOCX23.70 KB Download
City of Denver - Working from Home CommunicationDOCX30.25 KB Download

Additional Policies

Contra Costa Water District - Sick Leave PolicyPDF970.64 KB Download
Keizer City - Sick LeavePDF82.27 KB Download
Multnomah County - Preparing to TeleworkPDF173.69 KB Download
Multnomah County - Telework PolicyPDF106.35 KB Download
State of Tennessee - Telework PolicyPDF4.39 MB Download
Sick Leave PolicyPDF91.93 KB Download
Charles County - Telework GuideDOCX116.53 KB Download
Extended Sick Leave - City of Cherry Hills Village, COPDF45.15 KB Download
City of Suffolk - Pandemic Flu PolicyPDF611.61 KB Download
Orange County - Sick Leave PolicyPDF38.49 KB Download

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Visit the IPMA-HR Open Forum for additional discussions between members regarding other municipalities questions, plans, and policies moving forward. Please note that the Open Forum is only available to members of IPMA-HR. We will, however, make every effort to add resources from the Open Forum to this publicly accessible page as they become available.

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