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October 2021: New York HERO Act COVID-19 Designation Extended

20 Oct

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Update Applicable to:

All employers in New York.

What happened?

On September 30, 2021, the New York State commissioner extended the COVID-19 designation.

What are the details?

The designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public”, originally to expire on September 30, 2021, has now been extended through October 31, 2021, by the commissioner.

For more information, please see the links below:

Designation Extension

Article

What do employers need to do?

Employers should note the extension to the designation to comply with the HERO Act’s requirements.  The law firm, Jackson Lewis P.C., advises that employers must continue to have their Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans in place.


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