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COVID-19 Delta Variant Causes The CDC and OSHA To Update Their Guidance

1. Both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Workers Should Wear Masks in the Public Areas of Indoor Workplaces. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) updated its Covid-19 guidance on July 27, 2021, ( ) adding a recommendation for fully vaccinated persons in addition to unvaccinated…
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How Does The CDC’s New Guidance Eliminating Mask Wearing and Social Distancing For Most Fully Vaccinated Persons Affect The Need For Employers To Require Employees To Wear Masks And Socially Distance In The Workplace?

The Covid-19 pandemic has evolved to the point where effective vaccinations have lessened the need for universal mask wearing. Most view this development as reason for optimism that the pandemic will end or, at least, continue only at a manageable level with marginal impact on workplaces. The CDC’s new guidance exempting fully vaccinated persons from wearing masks either indoors or outdoors in most circumstances offers employers the opportunity to adjust their workplace Covid-19 related policies.