Following Governor Newsom’s press conference unveiling six key indicators to open up California this past week, the Federal government has followed suit. On April 16, 2020, the White House announced a three-phase plan to assist state and local official to reopen their economies.
The three-phase plan provides guidance on how we as a nation are going to move forward in transitioning from Shelter-In-Place Orders towards getting back to a place where it can be close to what we remember as “business as usual.” While the implementation of the three-phase plan will be gradual, it is crucial for employers to stay up to date with any new requirements and understand how it will affect their business and business operations as the Shelter-In-Place Orders are loosened. This includes protecting the health and safety of your workers by supplying personal protective equipment (PPE’s), implementing protocols for social distancing, and monitoring conditions and taking steps to mitigate any potential new outbreaks. It is important for employers to properly implement specific guidelines and requirements to ensure the health and safety of not only their employees, but also any customers or clients, as forthcoming modifications begin to take effect. What these new policies are will be dependent on your type of business as some protocols for one business may not work for another type of business. One thing we know for sure that encouraging teleworking where possible, staggering your workforce presence at the office when feasible, and managing social distancing protocols will be key to getting things back on track.
To make sure that your business is currently complying with specific and constantly changing COVID- 19 requirements, discuss options to implement for your business or to create new policies in light of the Coronavirus, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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