As Covid-19 vaccines continue to be administered to more people each day, we still want to remind employers of their responsibility to continue to maintain and enforce your Covid-19 protocols in the workplace.
Even if an employee receives both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, it does not mean that they cannot get Covid-19 or spread it to others in the workplace. The CDC has just issued new guidance that even if a person has received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, they should still continue to wear a face covering, avoid close contact with others and follow your prevention plan. Experts are still trying to understand more about the protection that Covid-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions and while some employees may have received vaccines, it’s extremely likely there are people in your workforce who have not for a variety of reasons.
This new CDC guidance also includes information on improving the protection of your mask, including two key factors: 1) ensuring your mask fits snugly against your face; and 2) picking a mask with layers to stop respiratory droplets from getting inside your mask.
Employers should take the time to update Covid-19 workplace protocols, which you are required to have in writing pursuant to Cal-OSHA, to reflect the latest CDC guidelines surrounding quarantine and face-covering requirements, new 2021 Covid-19 legal updates, and updated guidance as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.
To learn more about the updated Covid-19 guidance in light of the growing availability of Covid-19 vaccines, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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