Don't tell workers to return to work, view the working conditions, then go home if they feel "uncomfortable" with COVID-19 safety precautions (and potentially infect those they live with upon their return home). Instead, inspect workplaces weekly or even daily, publish detailed, public-facing safety status reports, and allow workers to comment on the working conditions they see - by job/production area. Provide privacy protections for workers who comment on the working conditions they see - because they may be fired for contradicting their employer's safety statements. If the employer claims that it fired a worker who expressed safety concerns because the worker allegedly did something ELSE wrong, carefully investigate the employer's claims. Publish statistics about worker safety complaints which correlate with layoffs or firings.
Idea No. 3469