As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important for employers to continue to ensure that employees wear compliant face coverings at the workplace. Face coverings (i.e. masks) wearing is a key factor in preventing the spread of Covid-19.
The State of California mandates that all Californians wear a face covering while in public or high-risk settings, such as the workplace when social distancing is not possible. The CDC and OSHA have also issued recommendations that to reduce exposure in the workplace, inform your employees that whenever social distancing is difficult when interacting with customers or clients, and in any common workplace areas face compliant coverings must be worn.
It is important to implement and enforce face-covering protocols in the workplace. This will not only help prevent people who may be asymptomatic and may unknowingly have Covid-19 from spreading the virus but also protects the person wearing it from potentially receiving respiratory droplets that may carry Covid-19 from another person in the workplace. Below is a video on how face-covering should be worn in order to ensure that the use of face coverings is effective.
While Covid-19 protocols may vary from business to business, it is important to properly implement face-covering policies to help limit the exposure to and spread of, Covid-19 in the workplace. If you have any questions regarding your face covering protocols or to discuss implementing Covid-19 protocols in the workplace, please contact the Employment Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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