Protect Employees and the Workplace During Coronavirus-Related Disruption

The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020 – is disrupting workplaces around the world, and Hawaii is no exception.

Recent developments in the State of Hawaii as well as in the federal government include:

Employers should continue to:


Employers' legal obligations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Duty Clause obligates employers to prevent or minimize the risk to employees of death or serious physical harm in the workplace.