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In a step away from the California Department of Industrial Relation’s emergency temporary standard for workplace safety that calls for quarantining workers exposed to COVID-19, new guidelines say fully vaccinated workers need not quarantine for the prescribed two weeks.
According to a memo issued Monday by California’s Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Public Health, fully vaccinated workers may “refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic” following a known exposure to the virus at work.
The memo also states that employers must still ensure that employees are following Cal/OSHA’s current rules for face coverings and requirements for testing.
More insurance and workers compensation news on the coronavirus crisis here.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced immediate changes to the state’s workers compensation rules to provide comp coverage for health care workers and first responders who are quarantined following exposure to the coronavirus.