COVID-19 Business and Employment

GUIDE: WHAT TO DO IF AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COVID-19*

Compiled by HealthyBR’s Region 2 Medical Advisory Board, this document covers a variety of scenarios that managers and workers may face in the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes recommended quarantine times in line with guidelines from the CDC and the Louisiana Department of Health.
*Not applicable for healthcare and group-living facility personnel. Not a substitute for recommendations from an employee’s healthcare provider or other medical staff.

restart BR: view webinars

Along with prominent local business leaders, Mayor Broome has created the ReStart BR workgroup, tasked with facilitating the responsible reopening of businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish. Virtual meetings are held twice a month; register to attend upcoming sessions and view previous videos here.


out of work due to covid-19? get relief

Unemployment benefits are available for workers who have lost jobs and/or pay due to the pandemic.

Reopen safely

The state has provided guidelines for businesses that closed due to COVID-19 quarantine. Register your business to get notifications and updates specific to your business's type.


apply for a microgrant

The City of Baton Rouge in partnership with the Urban League has secured funding for microgrants to support local businesses. Eligible EBR small-business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a one-time grant of $2,500 here


TAKE ACTION WITH BRAC

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber site has resources and analysis to help you move forward. Take the Business Survey, view webinars on recovery topics, look for a job, order personal protective equipment for your employees, and more.

Business and Employer Tips

  • Encourage your employees to practice personal hygiene such as washing their hands for at least 20 seconds, covering their cough, and staying home if they are sick.
  • Meet with your employees to discuss your emergency plans and preparedness efforts. 
  • Clean and disinfect any rooms or areas within your facility. Click here for guidance from the CDC on cleaning and disinfection recommendations.   
  • Encourage your employees to stay home if they are sick.  
  • Review your office sick leave, tele-working, and any other related policies.   
  • Review and update your employee meeting and travel policies for your employees.   
  • Share all policies and updates with your employees in writing. 
  • Click here for guidance from the CDC for businesses and employers regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).