02 Jul

June 2020 Arizona HR Legal Updates

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Arizona Implements Enhanced COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

What happened?
Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-40, placing new requirements on businesses related to COVID-19 spread prevention.

What are the details?
On June 17, 2020, Governor Ducey announced that guidelines from a previous executive order (2020-36) would now be required. The law requires basic precautions be taken from each business and include:

  • Ensure physical distance for all employees
  • Providing facemasks for all employees
  • Requiring usage of facemasks where physical distancing is not possible
  • Requiring symptom checks of employees before their shift
  • Requiring that sick employees stay home
  • Creating policies in the workplace to promote increased employee hygiene
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace For a more detailed breakdown of each requirement, please click here.

For more information on Executive Order 2020-40 and Executive Order 2020-36, please use the following links: EE2020-40, EE2020-36

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the new required guidelines and update any policies that do not fit with the guidelines provided in EE2020-36. Look to purchase facemasks for employees who are required to use them.


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