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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.

Employee COVID-19 Testing

Employers are looking for ways to keep employees and customers safe in the workplace, while keeping in compliance with federal, state, and local health mandates. As of  Dec. 17, 2021, the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) stay is lifted with COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for certain businesses. We offer COVID-19 rapid testing kits for customers through our relationship with HireRight.

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

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.

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

Live and recorded webinars

Available in English
OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

Reserve your spot

November 18, 2021

Businesses should know about their compliance obligations and deadlines of the most-recent OSHA ETS, as well as how the courts might impact the process.

Return to the Workplace: What N.Y. Businesses Should Know
September 24, 2021

With businesses continuing to bring their employees back to get their workplaces up to full capacity, employers must understand the safety measures and regulations along with how to handle vaccinations, paid leave and privacy issues that could impact the process. Gain insights and a refresher from our Compliance experts on how to address returning to the workplace.

Return to Workplace: What California Businesses Should Know
September 23, 2021

This recording provides insights from our Compliance experts on what businesses in California have to prepare for as they continue returning employees to the workplace, including worker classification issues and Proposition 22, safety measures, paid leave associated with COVID-19 and the mandated vaccinations in some business sectors, the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act and more.

Articles to help business during COVID-19 pandemic

Available in English
The Employee Retention Tax Credit Program Has Closed But Businesses Can Retroactively Claim Credit
January 19, 2022
The signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act impacts the Employee Retention Tax Credit, retroactively ending the program for most businesses on Sept. 30, 2021. The IRS also released guidance on the program's retroactive termination.
OSHA Announces Healthcare Settings Emergency Temporary Standard Changes
January 19, 2022
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. The agency recently withdrew some of the requirements.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: What Employees Are Thinking About Return to the Workplace
January 13, 2022
A survey of employees conducted by Paychex and Future Workplace sought responses on vaccination mandates and returning to the workplace with the presence of the COVID-19 delta variant.