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Philly, Montco, Delco Designated as Substantial Transmission Counties

As of August 5, 2021, the following counties are designated as having a Substantial COVID Transmission Rate:

As explained in the previous blog, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in areas that have a substantial or high transmission rate. Prudent employers should monitor the COVID Transmission Rate in the counties where they do business. In addition to the CDC guidance, businesses must also monitor and abide by any county-level COVID guidance.

As we know, regardless of local guidance, businesses are required to provide a workplace “free from recognized hazards.” OSHA identifies COVID as a hazard.

Businesses must continue to monitor CDC Guidance, state guidance and local (municipality level) guidance as it relates to COVID safety measures. The aforementioned bodies of guidance make up the employers’ standard of care when it comes to employee safety.

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Susie M. Cirilli is a Labor & Employment attorney that assists clients with issues involving the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII claims. Susie litigates on matters related to hostile work environment, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race and disability. Susie has experience representing employers in fact-finding conferences and mediations before the PHRC and the EEOC. Susie’s practice also consists of counseling and advising clients on employment matters. She often advises employers on day to day employment matters and assists her clients on employee issues such as hiring and terminations, which includes drafting and negotiating separation agreements. Susie has experience drafting and revising employment agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Susie is admitted in the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is also admitted in the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey.







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