On November 20, 2020, Ontario announced that in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Toronto and Peel will move to the maximum Lockdown level restrictions in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
As the pandemic unfolds, government officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.
Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.
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.