Some good news for employers – really! The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance for fully-vaccinated people, removing the quarantine requirements for those who are exposed to COVID-19 under certain conditions. So, your exposed employee need not quarantine if he or she:
- Was fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the new exposure; and
- Has no COVID-19 symptoms.
Vaccinated employees must continue to follow all other health and safety guidance, such as distancing and mask-wearing, because there is not yet enough evidence to determine the risk of vaccinated employees transmitting the virus to others.
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