On March 9, 2022, Ontario released a Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and a document called Living with and Managing COVID-19. Both address how Ontario intends to lift COVID-19-related public health and workplace safety measures.
Puerto Rico Governor Pierluisi has issued Executive Order 2022-019, drastically changing previously issued COVID-19 measures and guidelines by eliminating most requirements regarding masks, capacity limits and vaccination mandates.
In United Utility Workers’ Association of Canada v Dataco Utility Services Ltd., 2022 CanLII 13414, Arbitrator John Moreau, Q.C., dismissed 11 grievances filed on behalf of 11 service technicians who were suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.
Effective March 1, 2022, there is no longer a hard requirement under the Cal/OSHA statewide Emergency Temporary Standard or any other statewide requirement for employers to require unvaccinated or fully vaccinated persons to mask indoors at work.
The NY Department of Health has issued a press release stating that the booster requirement that was to apply to all healthcare workers eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot will not be enforced on February 21, 2022 as originally announced.