On December 2, 2020, the CDC issued its much-anticipated updated guidance suggesting that, depending on “local circumstances and resources,” individuals may be able to exit self-quarantine sooner than 14 days.
On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to pass the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation.
On November 16, 2020, the CDC modified its guidance for “critical infrastructure” employers on whether they can permit asymptomatic workers to continue to work after exposure to an individual with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Citing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and rising hospitalizations, Commonwealth Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
On November 10, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued an Agency Instruction creating a state emphasis program (SEP) to help ensure office workers are protected from COVID-19.
To combat the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on November 15, 2020, issued a three-week Epidemic Order under the Public Health Code enhancing social distancing restrictions statewide.
Government officials across the country are easing up on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.
The CDC updated its cloth face mask recommendation, now stating that, in addition to helping reduce the transmission of the virus by the wearer, a cloth face mask can also provide a level of personal protection to the wearer.