Massachusetts COVID Training for Businesses

Massachusetts is currently in Phase 3 of Governor Baker's reopening plan. All businesses included in Phases 1 through 3 are required to follow the latest sector-specific safety protocols and COVID guidelines. Businesses are also required self-certify that they are in compliance with these workplace standards before reopening.

The Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that apply to all reopening workplaces in Massachusetts state that employers must provide training for employees regarding social distancing and hygiene protocols. The MA COVID guidelines also require proper signage about and enforcement of these protocols, and businesses not in compliance face fines of up to $500 per violation.

Opus has developed COVID training programs that comply with both Massachusetts COVID requirements and OSHA safety guidelines. Opus's text-based training is accessible to your employees and enables you to promote a safe workplace for your staff and customers.

MA COVID Requirements

Massachusetts COVID guidelines and requirements vary by industry. The following protocols are required for all food services and essential services workers.

Health & safety

PPE provided by employer to employees

Masks worn by employees to enter

Masks worn by customers to enter

Temperature check for employees to enter

Temperature checks for customers to enter

Health screening for employee

Illness reporting by employee

Illness reporting by customer

Planning & procedure

Social distancing (at least 6 ft) by employees and customers

COVID training for employees

COVID preparedness plan

Visible signage about COVID protocols

Contact tracing plan

Indoor dining

For restaurants

Indoor dining is permitted, but restaurants are encouraged to prioritize outdoor service. Indoor table service must adhere to the social distancing requirement and parties cannot exceed 6 people.

Data as of 9/21/2020

COVID Citations in Massachusetts

Governor Baker put into place fines fo up to $500 per violation, or a cease and desist order, for all businesses not following Massachusetts COVID requirements.

30 businesses in Massachusetts have already received fines for COVID citations

As of 9/9/2020

Opus COVID Training

Opus provides high-impact COVID training for employees delivered over text message. Our COVID training program is based on the latest OSHA, CDC, and WHO guidelines and directly addresses Massachusetts COVID requirements, with trainings on:

Face coverings and gloves

Social distancing at work

Customer service during COVID

Health screenings

Reporting illness

Personal hygiene & coming to work

How it works

Sign Up Quickly and Securely

Managers invite employees to training via mobile. Employees sign up over text message or WhatsApp.

Get Micro-Lessons Daily

At the start of each workday, employees complete 3-minute micro-lessons.

Acknowledge and Reward

Your team learns quickly and gets personalized, digital certificates. So does your business!

Supporting businesses through reopening

"Opus was an integral resource in our reopening. The ability to get our staff trained and up to speed quickly was critical in this uncertain and ever changing environment. The seamless use of text as a training and educational format is effective and efficient for employees from all parts of our business."

Aldy, Owner
Perry's Restaurants, San Francisco Bay Area

Training Thousands of Employees Up and Down the Supply Chain

Prioritize safe reopening

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