In May the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published new guidance regarding the health and safety of fully vaccinated individuals. This prompted states to lift mandates that had previously restricted business operations. Now, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has published updated general industry guidance for employers on the subject of vaccinated employees in the workplace.
Under the updated OSHA Guidance, the majority of employers that have a fully vaccinated workforce do not have to take special measures to protect workers from getting COVID-19. Employers who have a portion of their workforce that is not yet fully vaccinated should continue to take measures that will reduce the likelihood of exposure.
Employers should review the updated guidance and make their own risk assessments. EANE members are encouraged to review our E-Alert (Jun 14) for more recommendations and contact the HR Hotline with organization-specific questions about this update.