Covid-19 Workplace Commons Study Series

Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions conducted a three-part business survey with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. This series of surveys provides findings from employers in the US and the UK about their approach to vaccination policies, testing & contact tracing, employee wellbeing, pandemic response & preparedness, and the future of work. The survey findings give a clear picture of the many difficult decisions employers have had to face in trying to reduce the spread of the disease as the pandemic evolved—and the important questions they needed to answer about how to keep employees safe.

The results of all three surveys of the Covid-19 Workplace Commons — Keeping Workers Well study series are now available in comprehensive reports below.

  • How Work Has Changed: The Lasting Impact of Covid-19 on the Workplace

    The third survey report, conducted in August 2021 found that 93% of U.S employers require or encourage Covid-19 vaccinations and reveals that the majority of employers are testing all or some of their employees indicating continued commitment to regular testing. The report also points out that 40% had an employee resign because of nonexistent Covid-19 safety policies at work.
  • Back to the Workplace: Are We There Yet? Key Insights from Employers One Year Into the Pandemic

    The second survey report, conducted in March 2021, found that companies are doubling down on Covid-19 testing and supporting vaccinations to achieve a post-pandemic workplace—with almost 9 out of 10 employers globally will require or encourage vaccination for employees. The survey also found that employee mental health has become a top priority for most companies.
  • Facing Uncertainty: The Challenges of Covid-19 in the Workplace

    The first survey report, Facing Uncertainty: The Challenges of Covid-19 in the Workplace, conducted from September to October 2020, found that for companies with employees on-site at the workplace, many were taking steps to reduce the risk of spreading the virus—nearly three-fourths of these companies reported they required masks for their employees, and nearly 80% made masks and hand sanitizer available.

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