The COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy that presents many challenges to employers globally, including IFC clients, who provide key products and services in many countries as well as jobs and livelihoods for workers and their families. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and providing safe working conditions for those still working is of paramount importance for all companies and for society in general.
The main objective of this Interim Advice document is to collate and provide publicly available advice from internationally recognized sources to help IFC clients rapidly identify measures for preventing and managing outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace and for responding to community COVID-19 infection. This document is not intended to be exhaustive, and it provides generic rather than sector-specific advice. Companies in high-risk sectors should refer to sector-specific procedures and standards.