March 2022: New York HERO Act No Longer in Effect

23 Mar


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the state of New York

What happened?
In our previous communication, we informed you about the New York HERO Act that was extended from February 15, 2022, to March 17, 2022. This is an update to that article.

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What are the details?
The New York Health Commissioner has allowed the designation to expire due to the COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates decreasing, and the lifting of the HERO Act mask mandate and other preventative measures in New York.

Effective March 18, 2022, employers are no longer required to implement their Disease Exposure Prevention Plan under the HERO Act, including daily health screenings and other requirements. However, employers must continue to maintain their safety plans in the event of a later designation, but no longer need to activate them.

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For more information, please see the links below:

NYS Department of Health Announcement


What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and continue to maintain their safety plans in case of a later designation per the New York State Department of Health.

Vensure encourages employers to reach out to their local health departments in case of any specific rules or mandates that are in effect still.

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