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Coronavirus Updates

Jan 13, 2022
Today, the United States Supreme Court STAYED implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Vax or Test” Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS required most employers with 100 or more employees to implement policies for employees to either get (1) fully vaccinated or (2) tested weekly for COVID-19...
Dec 30, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has announced that it is updating its guidance on the isolation and quarantine period for both the public and healthcare providers on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  NJDOH is expected to publish its revised guidelines in the...
Dec 28, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its recommended length of time for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have come into close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19.  The CDC explained that the reason for the change is based on...
Nov 16, 2021
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a formal stay of OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Technical Standard (ETS), pending a full review by the Court.  The OSHA vaccine or test mandate has faced challenges in at least a half dozen Courts.  In issuing its formal stay, the Court directed...
Aug 25, 2021
On August 13, 2021, OSHA updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers—Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace—to incorporate guidance from the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) July 27, 2021, revised mask recommendations for vaccinated individuals. Importantly, OSHA’s guidance now recommends: ...
Jul 30, 2021
With the upsurge of the new Delta Covid-19 variant, Governor Murphy has strongly recommended individuals, whether vaccinated OR unvaccinated, wear masks indoors when there is an increased risk of the spread of Covid-19. While not a mandate, the Governor’s announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) latest recommendations....
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