Members of our labor and employment team published a LawFlash discussing the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) updated COVID-19 guidance. The LawFlash dives into the significant new guidance, including testing, quarantining, and mask-wearing. This may be of particular interest to Health Law Scan readers who are considering return to work issues.
Main takeaways are highlighted below.
- New CDC guidance on testing advises employers to seek informed consent for any workplace-based COVID-19 testing program.
- The CDC updated its quarantine recommendations to provide that fully vaccinated persons who meet certain criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.
- The CDC published a study online that showed that wearing two masks, one surgical mask and one cloth mask, can significantly decrease the spread of COVID-19.
As a reminder, we continue to monitor issues surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and implications for healthcare providers and employers. In case you missed it, check out a couple other recent return-to-work, vaccine-related articles. Questions about the vaccine? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
- ·US Employers Wary of Forcing Staff to Vaccinate, International Employment Lawyer
- ·Worker Cash-for-Vaccine Incentives Boom Despite Legal Questions, Bloomberg Law
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Legal Considerations in Light of Latest Developments: Watch the presentation >>