Our number one priority at Markel is to help all our customers and associates remain safe and informed while we all navigate the unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19. Our Risk Solution Services team has pulled together the following resources to help you adapt to your current situation as a business owner, or prepare for the next steps.
Please check back often for additions to these lists for notices and information resources.
General COVID-19 resources
External links and resourcesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization (WHO)
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – COVID-19
NCCI – COVID-19 and workers compensation: What you need to know
NCCI – COVID-19 and workers compensation: FAQ’s
Hand Sanitizers (Risk Navigator)
New COVID-19 rules for private sector workers released by the Biden administration
Governors and insurance commissioners across the US have enacted state-specific emergency orders advising their residents on proper safety measures to take during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit this page for guidance issued for your state. We will update this page as additional guidance is made available.
COVID-19 state-issued emergency orders
CA AB 685: COVID-19 Legislation
California: WCIRB Governing Committee Approves Special Regulatory Filing in Response to COVID-19
New Jersey policyholder notice from Markel
New York billing notice from Markel
California COVID-19 reporting requirements, for injuries on/after 7/6/20 (SB 1159 / LC 3212.88) – failure to comply could result in civil penalty of up to $10,000 assessed by the Labor Commissioner.
Within 3 business days of knowledge of an employee testing positive for COVID-19 report the following:
- An employee has tested positive. No personal identifiable information regarding the employee is to be provided unless the employee asserts the infection is work related or has filed a Claim Form.
- The date the employee tests positive (the date the specimen was collected for testing).
- The specific address or addresses of the employee’s specific place of employment during the 14-day period preceding the date of the positive test.
- The highest number of employees who reported to work at the specific place of employment in the 45-day period preceding the last day the employee worked at the site.
Click here to go to the State of California website for FAQs and more information regarding employer reporting requirements.
Click here to review Markel's reporting process.
For positive tests from 7/6/20 through 9/17/20: Employers have 30 business days from the date this bill was signed to report positive tests for dates 7/6/20 – 9/17/20. This form must be returned to Markel by 10/29/20 in order to meet the 30 business day reporting requirement.
For positive tests on or after 9/18/20: Employers are required to report positive tests to Markel within 3 business days.
Click here to download the Markel COVID-19 reporting form to report any positive COVID-19 tests.
Markel’s Risk Solution Services team has scoured the OSHA website and have put together a must-read list of articles for our policyholders. Topics include guidance for preventing exposure in industries such as retail and construction, as well as links to workplace posters.
Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace
Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Exposure Risk Pyramid
Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Poster – 13 Languages
Markel’s Risk Solution Services offers a variety of free workplace safety training videos for our policyholders and their employees, with many available in both English and Spanish. We’ve assembled a selection of COVID-19 related training videos to share with your employees to aid in understanding the virus for the protection of themselves, their families, and others.
COVID-19 quick videos
Handwashing Practices to Keep Workers Safe
Higher Risk Jobs Need Extra Protection to Keep Workers Safe
Use the Right Tools to Clean Your Workplace
Ways to Increase Social Distancing at Work
Emerging Viruses: The COVID-19 Pandemic
Universal Precautions Against Infection: Protecting Yourself
Fear and Anxiety: Living with Uncertainty
Working Remotely: Stay Productive and Connected
Business continuity plan checklist
A business continuity plan is a document created by an organization that outlines their procedures in the event of a major disaster or disruption, like COVID-19. If you don’t already have one in place, our checklist can help you get started or give you ideas on how to update an existing plan.
Pandemic response and business continuity tool
Resuming operation checklist for NY construction
Program specific COVID-19 resources
Because of COVID-19, so many businesses have had to quickly adjust to how, or if, they are conducting business. Markel has put together resources to help business owners develop or expand on their risk management plan, as well as offer guidance on how to reengage or reopen for business. This information is intended to provide guidance for businesses such as restaurants, health care practices, offices, retail/grocery stores, beauty and barber shops, museums, contractors, wineries, pest control, and commercial janitorial businesses.
Reopening your business after COVID-19 closures
Ergonomic considerations when working for home
Pandemic response and business continuity checklist
Considerations when reopening your museum
Addressing employee stress and mental health concerns during COVID-19
COVID-19 considerations for reopening your winery
Equipment start-up following an extended shut down period
COVID-19 - Control and Prevention / Construction Work
Resuming business toolkit
Considerations for restaurants and bars
Strategies to optimize the supply of PPE and equipment
Manufacturing workers and employers
Guidance of reopening buildings after prolonged shutdown or reduced operation
Guidance for dental settings
What Nail Salon Employees Need to Know about COVID-19
What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19
What Waste Collectors and Recyclers Need to Know about COVID-19
Guidance for Direct Service Providers
Considerations for Restaurants and Bars
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Veterinary Clinics Treating Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Response
Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers
Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
Restaurants and Bars Decision Tool: Public Health Considerations for Reopening Restaurants and Bars During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 guidance for dental practitioners (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for nursing home and long-term care facility workers (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for restaurants and beverage vendors offering takeout or curbside pickup (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for retail pharmacies (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for retail workers (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for rideshare, taxi, and car service workers (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for the construction workforce (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for the manufacturing industry workforce (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance for the package delivery workforce (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 guidance on social distancing at work (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
COVID-19 prevent worker exposure to Coronavirus (English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)
Fitness clubs and programs
Markel is dedicated to supporting a safe and healthy return to normal activities for health clubs and fitness programs. Here are resources to help you ramp up and reopen your facilities. Having strong risk management practices in place can help you protect property and facilitate the safety and well-being of your members and staff. Markel can help protect you and your business.
How to respond to incidents in your club
Controlling slip, trip, and fall hazards in circulation areas
Locker room safety: Preventing hazards before they happen
Guidelines for the sports community during COVID-19
Markel remains committed to the equine industry and is dedicated to supporting a safe and healthy return from COVID shutdowns. Here you can find resource and guidance materials for horse and farm owners, riding instructors, trainers and equine boarding, breeding and show facilities to consider incorporating into your existing risk management plan as we all prepare to reopen. Exercising reasonable care and following good risk management procedures, including compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, are good practices to help protect you and others.
Horse shows during COVID-19 pandemic
Horse boarding operations during COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic response and business continuity checklist
Additional equine resource sites
Equine Disease Communication Center
American Horse Council
United Horse Coalition
American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Association of Professional Farriers
Youth programs and services
Markel is dedicated to supporting a safe and healthy return from COVID shutdowns to normal activities for youth programs. Here are resources to help you ramp up and reopen your child care, educational and tutoring services, and after school clubs and activities as well as gymnastics, dance, and martial arts programs. Having strong risk management practices in place can help you protect property and facilitate safety for youth and staff.
Teach kids to recognize the warning signs of COVID-19
The world of camp nursing guide
Virtual security measures for your youth program
Guidelines for the sports community during COVID-19
CDC: Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open
Because of COVID-19, so many engaged couples have had to “pivot” and cancel or reschedule their dream weddings. Markel offers some tips to consider if your wedding or social event has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
What to do when COVID-19 ruins your wedding plans
What to expect when filing a wedding cancellation claim
What will weddings be like in the future?
Newlywed stories: Saying “I do” during the pandemic
Part 1: Stories from the newly engaged - How wedding planning has evolved
Part 2: Stories from the newly engaged - How wedding planning has evolved
During these unprecedented times, most recreational activities have come to a sudden halt. Boating, on the other hand, is one activity that can still be done (in most areas of the country) safely while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Markel offers some tips to keep in mind before navigating these unchartered waters.
Tips for boating during COVID-19
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