Coronavirus testing and screening procedures are central to many companies’ return-to-work plans. Because testing and screening data is often sensitive and may help to determine whether individuals are allowed to work, companies need to be aware of the privacy and security risks of collecting this data and protect it appropriately. Failing to do so may lead to a backlash in the workplace, cause reputational damage, and invite scrutiny from regulators and plaintiffs’ attorneys.

We have created checklist of general tips to help companies navigate return-to-work privacy and data security issues. In addition to designing COVID-19 testing and screening data collection programs that fit local and state reopening conditions, companies may also wish to consult key sources of federal guidance, including the following:

For more information on returning to work, COVID-19, and other topics, please visit: Advertising and Privacy Law Resource Center