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CDC Guidance Update For Vaccinated Individuals/Employees

In Corporate Resources, Employer Resources by Porzio

he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released updated guidance today applicable to individuals recently vaccinated against COVID-19 with one of the vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). Notable, the update recommends that “fully vaccinated” people (defined as two or more weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine), with no COVID-19 symptoms, who have had close-contact exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, do not need to quarantine. This guidance also applies to employees of non-healthcare and low-density workplaces.

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Updates in Federal Agency COVID-19 Guidance for Employers: Where We Are in February 2021

In Employer Resources by Porzio

On January 20, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its guidance to inform employers how to identify the risk of exposure and transmission in the workplace and determine appropriate control measures to implement. This article provides a recap on where we stand on lawful pandemic-related employment practices in February 2021.

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Indoor and Outdoor Competitions Restricted, and Interstate Indoor Sport Competitions Banned Due to Rising COVID-19 Infections

In Employer Resources, Legal Updates by Porzio

On November 16, 2020, Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order #196 which, limits indoor and outdoor “gatherings” to ten (10) and one hundred fifty (150) people, respectively. “Gatherings” now specifically include both indoor and outdoor sports competitions and practices, although Order #196 includes exceptions for indoor sports.