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Fully vaccinated workers do not need to quarantine: Cal/OSHA

Posted On: May. 5, 2021 12:28 PM CST


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.

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