COVID-19

FMCSA Notice to State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLA)

Notice to state drivers licensing agencies of the federal motor carrier safety administration’s policy regarding effect of actions during COVID-19 emergency.

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Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During COVID-19 National Emergency

The President has declared a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This Notice is in response to COVID-19 outbreaks and their effects on people and the immediate risk they present to public health, safety, and welfare in the fifty States and the District of Columbia.

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Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23

The President has declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b), and pursuant to 49 CFR § 390.23(a)(l)(i), an emergency exists that warrants an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration.

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Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

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DOT Guidance on Compliance with Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

This guidance document provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance

To help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, while also ensuring that we continue to meet our mission, we are providing the following guidance in effect until May 30, 2020 (90 days from the date proclaimed as the beginning of the national emergency in the President’s Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), unless the national emergency is extended beyond that date.

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FMCSA Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

Waiver in response to the COVID-19 emergency for states, cdl holders, clp holders, and interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles.

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Executive Orders

COVID-19 resources for state leaders from Council of State Governments.

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ATA State Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications for the economy, interstate commerce, and America’s trucking industry.

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OSHA Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains
recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards.

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Employer Checklist for Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Test (third party list)

So long as COVID-19 remains a pandemic, every employer must face the new reality that there is a good chance an employee will test positive for COVID-19. Employers should consider the following checklist when handling an employee testing positive for COVID-19

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