Blue Shield of California
COVID-19 Resource Center for Employers, Plan Sponsors, Brokers and Consultants

Return to the workplace

As vaccination rates for COVID-19 increase, a return to the workplace becomes more of a reality for California businesses of all sizes and types. How this will look is yet unknown, and we’ve compiled a guide to help employers plan for a full or partial return to work during the pandemic - see information in the three phases below.

Phase 1

Planning a safe return to the workplace

Success begins with a plan. In this section, we’ll guide you through practical considerations for a safe return of employees and customers.

Phase 2

Vaccines and testing information

The arrival of vaccines in late 2020 and early 2021 were pioneering moments in the fight against COVID-19. This section provides guidance for answering common vaccine questions, creating vaccination policies, and combating vaccine hesitancy.

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Phase 3

Moving forward

Once the practical concerns of reopening are covered and the issue of vaccines are addressed, it's time to look ahead. Here we cover virtual health and wellness, how COVID-19 will continue to shape our world, and rethinking the physical workplace.

Contact us

If you have more questions, we’re here for you.

  • Small Businesses (1-100 employees):
    Employer Services at (800) 325-5166

  • Large Group Employers (101+ employees):
    Contact your Blue Shield representative

  • Brokers: Producer Services at (800) 559-5905