On April 15, 2021, California opened Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone who is 16 years old or older. This expansion of who is now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine is another step closer to California’s effort to safely reopen all communities.
Currently, 36 out of the 58 counties are in the Orange (Moderate) or Yellow (Minimal) tiers in the State’s reopening plan. Counties that are in the Orange and Yellow tiers are once again allowed to have gatherings (with different households), conferences, live events/performances, and professional sports games, all subject to specific modifications.
As more and more businesses plan to return to regular in-office operations, it is important to begin to prepare for this transition to ensure you keep your workplace safe. While the accessibility to Covid-19 vaccines is increasing and the continued adherence to Covid-19 protocols will bring us closer to California fully re-opening again by June 15, 2021, businesses still need to ensure that proper prevention policies & protocols are in place to ensure compliance with Cal-OSHA requirements. This includes not only educating and encouraging your employees to get vaccinated, but what to do if they say they will not or cannot get vaccinated.
For questions about what this means for your business & employees, please contact the employment lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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