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Federal Guidance Update

May 18, 2021

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

CDC & OSHA Update

The CDC recently updated its mask guidance to state that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

CDC guidance also specifically advises fully vaccinated people: “You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.”

OSHA also updated its workplace guidance to state:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance relating to recommended precautions for people who are fully vaccinated, which is applicable to activities outside of healthcare and a few other environments.
OSHA is reviewing the recent CDC guidance and will update our materials on this website accordingly. Until those updates are complete, please refer to the CDC guidance for information on measures appropriate to protect fully vaccinated workers.

New rules from OSHA on COVID-19 workplace safety could be imminent. The agency recently sent COVID-19 emergency temporary standards to the Office of Management and Budget for review. 

Clear Law Institute is closely monitoring this issue and will continue to provide any necessary updates. 

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice.