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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 as they return more people to the workplace, while keeping in compliance with federal, state, and local health mandates. With the Biden administration proposing mandatory vaccinations or testing for certain businesses, it's the perfect time to take advantage of the COVID-19 antigen testing we offer 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
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.

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:

Articles to help business during COVID-19 pandemic

Available in English
Prioritizing Employee Loyalty Amidst the Great Resignation
September 21, 2021
Retaining top talent has been a persistent challenge for many employers throughout the years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only added complexity. As work arrangements evolve, the priorities and needs of employees are rapidly shifting as well. 
SBA Enhances Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program with Higher Borrowing Limit
September 14, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced enhancements to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) to further help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: What Employees Are Thinking About a Return to the Workplace
September 7, 2021
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.