Employment Law Alert – Vax Up Mask Down—What the New COVID-19 Guidance Means for Employers
June 1, 2021
With vaccination rates on the rise and COVID-19 restrictions relaxing, many employers are reassessing existing policies in preparation for the return of employees to the workplace. The following is a summary of the revised guidance issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with the current state of affairs in the surrounding jurisdictions—
Note: people who travel internationally will still be required to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the U.S. and should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is still reviewing the recently issued CDC guidance and will be adjusting its recommendations in the near future.
Montgomery County, MD
Effective May 28, 2021 at 6am, the Board of Health Regulation expires—no capacity limits will be in place, and all activities and businesses must follow State of Maryland or Maryland Department of Health guidelines
COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses were lifted effective May 21, 2021
Employers should continue to monitor updates to federal, state and local rules as well as guidance issued by the CDC and OSHA. Smooth reopening will require clear and effective communication and well-considered policies that support both efficient delivery of goods and services as well as the continued health and safety of employees, customers and clients.
Please contact your Employment and Labor Law attorney at Shulman Rogers if you have questions regarding this Alert or would like to discuss this topic further.