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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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