COVID-19 SAFE WORKPLACE TRAINING
November 2, 2020
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):
The CDC recently updated its guidance on what constitutes close contact for purposes of COVID-19 exposure.
Previously, the CDC considered close contact to be when a person was within six (6) feet of an infectious individual for 15 consecutive minutes.
The updated guidance clarifies that individuals spending a total of 15 minutes of contact with an infectious person over the course of a 24-hour period is considered in close contact (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).
The CDC also updated its face covering guidance for gaiters. The CDC clarified that gaitors should be worn with two layers, but cautions that evaluation on the effectiveness of gaitors is ongoing at this time.