The Washington Department of Labor & Industries released new state workplace masking guidelines to adapt to new CDC recommendations.
This updated guidance details the steps employers must take to continue keeping workers safe during COVID-19, while allowing for fully vaccinated workers in many sectors to remove their masks.
According to a statement from L&I, the new rules state that:
Other methods demonstrating an employer has verified worker vaccination status may also meet the standard.
What’s staying in place:
Employers are encouraged to check with their local public health agency, which may have more stringent requirements or recommendations for masking and social distancing.
Along with the new guidance for employers, L&I and the Department of Health will also be updating the joint Temporary Worker Housing emergency rule, as a result of the new CDC guidelines.
For more information visit: DOSH Directive 1.70 and DOSH Directive 11.80.