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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Drug- and Alcohol-Testing Policies and Programs During the Pandemic

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

One of the most significant ways in which the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted workplaces is on drug-free workplace initiatives and drug- and alcohol-testing programs.

Even in the best of times, drug testing is a challenge for employers. With COVID-19, employers need to assess their drug- and alcohol-testing programs in light of new organizational challenges, including potential increases in employee drug and alcohol use, health and safety fears and evolving staffing needs.