New Federal and State Guidance Regarding Vaccinated Employees

May 20, 2021

OSHA Adopts CDC Vaccine Guidance.  On May 17, 2021, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) updated its online COVID-19 portal to announce that OSHA is revising its employer materials to reflect recent interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  In the meantime, OSHA recommends that employers “refer to the CDC guidance for information on measures appropriate to protect fully vaccinated workers.”  The CDC guidance, issued on May 13, 2021, applies to individuals two weeks after they receive either the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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