Partner Jill Kahn Marshall featured in Bloomberg Law on Employer Vaccination Health and Safety Protocols
With those eligible for vaccinations expanding, employers are now questioning how to handle the return to work of vaccinated employees. As with many of the employment obstacles the pandemic has brought on, employers will need to consult a mixture of federal safety, health, and employment agency guidance but as Partner Jill Kahn Marshall says, “at this point, I think everyone is learning on the fly.”
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the same safety protocols need to stay in place as before. However, the CDC also states that if a vaccinated worker is exposed to the virus they do not have to quarantine if they meet the following three requirements:
- Are not showing Covid-19 symptoms;
- It has been at least two weeks since they completed their series of vaccinations; and
- The last dose was within the past three months;
Jill states, “I think a lot of employers will see this as a welcome change to not having employees constantly rotating out of quarantine.” The article continues to discuss how employers can deal with both non-vaccinated and vaccinated employees in the workplace simultaneously.
To read the full article on Bloomberg Law, click here.