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06 Oct

October 2021: New York Department of Labor Revises NY HERO Act Model Protocol

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Update Applicable to:
All employers in New York.

What happened?
On September 23, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (DOL) updated their NY HERO Act model plan.

What are the details?
The revised NY HERO Act model plan now attempts to clarify when masks are required and specifically provides for two relevant circumstances:

  • For workplaces where all individuals on premises are fully vaccinated: Masks are recommended but not required.
  • For all other workplaces: Employees must wear appropriate face coverings “in accordance with guidance from the State Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as applicable.”

The revised model plan can be read here.

An article on the revised model plan can be read here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the newly revised model plan for the NY HERO Act here and their current NY Hero Act plans to make any applicable updates to stay in compliance.

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