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Update on NY HERO Act: Covered Employers Must Activate Plans Now

On September 24, 2021 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Lisa M. Brauner and Brian M. Wallen published a client alert, “Update on NY HERO Act: Covered Employers Must Activate Plans Now.”

On September 6, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Health Department’s Commissioner designated Covid-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State’s HERO Act. Under the HERO Act, this designation requires covered employers to activate their airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan (“Plan”). A covered employer must now implement and distribute their Plan, and train employees on the Plan and their rights under the HERO Act. Required workplace exposure controls include conducting health screenings; requiring face coverings and physical distancing; providing cleaning, disinfecting, and hand hygiene facilities; providing personal protective equipment (“PPE”) to employees; and training employees regarding PPE use.

Click here to read the full alert.

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