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OSHA and CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

OSHA and CDC guidance

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that they have temporarily adopted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) public health recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals while they update their own workplace safety guidelines.

According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can:

  • Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.
  • Refrain from testing or quarantining following a known exposure, if asymptomatic.
  • Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distance, except where required by law or business/workplace guidance.

Guidance also states that fully vaccinated people should continue to get tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms and follow health department and CDC travel recommendations.

Employers should review the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. Subject to local or state requirements, employers may choose whether to enforce social distancing and mask requirements for fully vaccinated people. Employers should also monitor OSHA’s communications to learn about updated guidance once published.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.

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Ashley Veenendaal

Ashley Veenendaal

Ashley Veenendaal’s energy and enthusiasm are the first things you notice about her. She’s a problem solver who doesn’t mind going out of her way to help a customer. “I aim to provide the solution that works for them,” says Ashley, “not the one that’s easiest for me.” Ashley has worked at National Insurance Services in a variety of positions including the Billing, Underwriting, and the (Customer) Service Department. Now as a Client Relations Representative, she works with schools, cities, and counties. Ashley is a licensed life and health Insurance agent and has a Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation.