COVID-19 Information


Consulting Services

HR Answers, Inc. recognizes organizations are in need of increased assistance during this time. COVID-19 has taken our nation by storm, and we are here to help you navigate the requirements. We understand being able to find accurate and up-to-date information can be difficult. HR Answers, as you might imagine, has been inundated with questions around leaves, employment, safety, plans of action, etc. You can sign up for 3-months of our Advantage Plan Hotline to receive unlimited access to our consultants via phone and email. Visit our Advantage Plan page for more information.



Alerts provide info about changes to this page including new guidance or direction.

Alert: COVID-19: How Can We Help? 03/26/2020

Alert: COVID-19: Department of Labor Guidance / How are you? 03/27/2020

Alert: COVID-19: Presumptive Positive or Positive Test; What Now? 03/30/2020

Alert: FFCRA Quick Reference Sheets 04/10/2020


Resource Materials

Resource guides are documents focused on specific Human Resource topics.  They contain information about considerations to be made by an organization, legal requirements, processes and sample forms.

Reduction in Staff

Furlough Layoff RIF Resource Guide 2020

Sample Layoff Letter COVID-19

Sample Furlough Letter COVID-19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Sample Employee Notice of Persumtive Exposure or Positive Test for COVID-19

Sample Request for Emergency Paid Leave

Slide-deck: Furlough, Layoff, Reduction in Force, FFCRA New Federal Legislation (Updated with DOL Guidance)

FFCRA Employee Notice and Leave Documentation

FFCRA Employee Return Rights

FFCRA Exemptions and Exclusions – Updated


Useful Links

Federal Guidance and Posters

Department of Labor (MUST READ)

Temporary Rules – Paid Leaves under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)


Center for Disease Control (CDC)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Prevent Getting Sick

Daily Life & Coping

Reopening Guidance (NEW 04/30/2020)

Cloth Face Coverings (NEW 04/30/2020)

Cloth Face Coverings Q & A (NEW 04/30/2020)

Top 10 Tips to Protect Employees’ (NEW 04/30/2020)


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Governor Office Direction and Information

Oregon – Governor Kate Brown’s Office

Washington – Governor Jay Inslee’s Office

California – Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office


Protected Paid and Unpaid Leaves

Oregon – Sick Leave and Oregon Family Medical Leave

Washington – Paid and Family Medical Leave

California – Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave


State Unemployment Links

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Information

Washington Unemployment Insurance Information

California Unemployment Insurance Information


State Health Administration Links

Oregon Health Authority Information

Washington Health Department Information

California Health Department Information


Work Share Program Links

Oregon Work Share Program

Washington Work Share Program

California Work Share Program


State Insurance Regulation Links

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner

California Department of Insurance


State Occupational Safety and Health Links

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health

Washington Labor and Industries

California Department of Industrial Relations