guidance to reduce, in most instances, both the length of time an individual must isolate after contracting COVID-19, and the quarantine period for those exposed to the illness. While it may be a good sign the CDC believes shorter periods are appropriate due to the prevalence of milder Omicron cases, this new guidance doesn't come without complexities. The December 27, 2021, guidance not only abruptly changes rules many employers had in place for several months, it also leads to questions about which guidance employers should now follow given the status of OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This article offers employers a practical, five-step compliance plan in light of this latest curveball. More information is available online."/> guidance to reduce, in most instances, both the length of time an individual must isolate after contracting COVID-19, and the quarantine period for those exposed to the illness. While it may be a good sign the CDC believes shorter periods are appropriate due to the prevalence of milder Omicron cases, this new guidance doesn't come without complexities. The December 27, 2021, guidance not only abruptly changes rules many employers had in place for several months, it also leads to questions about which guidance employers should now follow given the status of OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This article offers employers a practical, five-step compliance plan in light of this latest curveball. More information is available online."/> 5-Step Plan for Employers as CDC Reduces COVID-10 Isolation and Quarantine Periods

5-Step Plan for Employers as CDC Reduces COVID-10 Isolation and Quarantine Periods

2022-01-06

In response to the ongoing Omicron wave of COVID-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance to reduce, in most instances, both the length of time an individual must isolate after contracting COVID-19, and the quarantine period for those exposed to the illness. While it may be a good sign the CDC believes shorter periods are appropriate due to the prevalence of milder Omicron cases, this new guidance doesn't come without complexities. The December 27, 2021, guidance not only abruptly changes rules many employers had in place for several months, it also leads to questions about which guidance employers should now follow given the status of OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This article offers employers a practical, five-step compliance plan in light of this latest curveball. More information is available online.

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