Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on May 27, 2020 that the Northern Virginia Region, the City of Richmond, and Accomack County will move into Phase One of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan on May 29, 2020.
Minnesota is moving forward with its phased approach to reopen businesses, but employers should be aware of both state and local requirements as they prepare to bring employees back to work and open their doors to customers and clients.
Government officials across the country are easing up, or preparing to ease 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.
Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common as states begin to reopen their economies. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.
OSHA has issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), providing new guidance on how to investigate COVID-19-related hazards as the transmission of COVID-19 slows and workplaces continue to reopen.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new enforcement guidance regarding an employer’s obligation to record cases of COVID-19 on the OSHA injury and illness logs.