In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many state and local jurisdictions have released emergency regulations. While updating our existing audit content to include those emergency regulations, we noticed that a lot of them either mandated compliance with the CDC’s Guidelines for COVID-19 or at least strongly recommended them. While analyzing the CDC Guidelines, we also discovered that those guidelines incorporate OSHA’s guidelines. There’s always one more rabbit hole when you’re doing compliance!
We didn't feel like copying and pasting all those guidelines into every state’s update (work smarter, not harder), so we created an audit covering the CDC and OSHA guidelines and made it available to all of our clients! Now, even if you’re in a jurisdiction where it’s not required (yet), you can still run this audit using the "Federal" law type. We also have a free SOP template that covers the same CDC and OSHA guidelines.
We strongly recommend running the audit even if it’s not mandated in your jurisdiction. Your patients and customers will feel much safer purchasing your products when they can rely on you to maintain a clean and safe environment! We’ll still be monitoring and updating to make sure you stay compliant.
There are two ways to access the CDC guidelines in Simplifya:
- Conduct a Self-Audit of federal regulations
- Save and/or review the "Emergency COVID-19 CDC Guidelines SOP" template
Reviewing the CDC guidelines by way of a Self-Audit
Simply create a self-audit and select "Federal" as the law type. The system will populate the CDC guidelines as audit questions. Because these are guidelines and not legal requirements, it does not matter how you answer the questions with regard to the generation of Action Items on your audit report. None of the answers will indicate non-compliance.
Reviewing the CDC guidelines by way of SOP
The other way to access the CDC guidelines is in your SOP Templates module. We've created a template under the "Emergency" category of the "General SOPs" package in your state. This template has all the same content that is covered in the federal audit, but is formatted for an SOP.