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Supporting Employees Through COVID-19

COVID-19 Support for your:  Finances  |  Employees  |  Operations

Uncertain times call for businesses to support their employees whenever possible. Reinforce their trust in you as an employer with clear outlines for a workplace safety and health protocol to specifically address COVID-19, payroll options, and more.

Health Care and COVID-19

Among the many business challenges created by the pandemic is the impact on your healthcare plan, particularly if you've furloughed or reduced workers' hours and now have to hire and rehire employees.

A business owner learning about the health care implications of furloughed or rehired employees

Employee Safety

As your business returns and adapts to the workplace, a key consideration is the safety and well-being of your employees. Follow a series of steps to help you identify and address potential COVID-19 risks and hazards in the workplace.

Develop a safety and health plan

How to address COVID-19 risks, taking into consideration guidance from OSHA, CDC, and applicable state and local agencies.

Mask wearing 

The CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, including schools.

Training employees

Include hand hygiene practices, social distancing and identifying and minimizing potential routes of transmission among courses your business offers.

Workplace disinfection

Ongoing cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces and workplace areas.

Employee Resources

Offer your staff paycheck options and other resources to help them navigate uncertain times.

Financial Wellness 

The FinFit program can help with budgeting tools, short-term loans for emergencies and member exclusive coupon deals.

Learning Management System

Help career development with a catalog of courses that can be incorporated and customized with existing training. 


Convenient for unbanked employees and eliminates need to go cash a paycheck.


Give employees access to earned wages before payday.

Employee COVID-19 Testing

As businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are looking for ways to keep employees and customers safe, while keeping in compliance with local and federal health mandates. Through our relationship with HireRight, Paychex is now offering COVID-19 antigen testing to our clients.

To find out more about how the Employee COVID-19 Screening product works, and to ask about pricing, please contact the Paychex Employee Screening Service team at 866-895-1357 option 1 or click here for more information.

A lab analyses samples that are sent in

We have solutions that can support you during COVID-19, and beyond

Live and recorded webinars

Available in English
Vaccination and the Workplace: Key Considerations
April 7, 2021

Wondering what, if any, role your organization should play in motivating employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? If you’re thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy, watch this webinar to learn about:

American Rescue Plan Act Overview
March 24, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 gives many businesses the opportunity for additional relief funding. Watch to learn about tax credit changes, grant programs aimed at restaurants and shuttered venues, an extension of unemployment insurance benefits, COBRA subsidies, and more.

How Paychex Can Help with PPP Loan Forgiveness
March 23, 2021

With the approval of $284 billion in additional funds for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, more guidance has come out for business owners, including an expansion of eligible costs, an opportunity for a second draw, and availability to also use Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) on unforgiven COVID-19 expenses.

Articles to help business during COVID-19 pandemic

Available in English
SBA Portal Aims to Streamline PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Process
August 2, 2021
The Small Business Administration plans to open a portal for lenders to opt-in and offer eligible Paycheck Protection Program loan borrowers an opportunity to save time during the loan forgiveness application process.
OSHA Issues Federal Safety Requirements for Healthcare Industry
July 21, 2021
OSHA's new emergency temporary standard specifically for healthcare settings provides guidance intended to protect healthcare workers with the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 while on the job.
What to Know about PPP Loan Forgiveness and Fraud
July 7, 2021
Although the Small Business Administration (SBA) stopped accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications in early May 2021 from most lenders, many businesses are now looking toward the process of applying for loan forgiveness. With multiple regulations resulting in different deadlines and obligations, this can quickly become a complex process for business owners.