CDC’s Newest Safety Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated Will Impact Employer and Business Policies

On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, applicable to nonhealthcare settings, providing significant freedom to the fully vaccinated to move around and interact with each other with few restrictions.

However, before employers make any changes to their health and safety protocols, they must heed the CDC’s warning to consider applicable state and local laws, including local business and workplace guidance, to determine whether they differ from the CDC’s new guidance.

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CDC Requires Proof of Recovery or Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

Based on the increased transmissibility and spread of new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new rule requiring that all air passengers arriving to the United States from a foreign country provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation that the passenger has recovered from COVID-19.

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CDC Updates Interim COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Recommendations

At an emergency meeting on December 20, 2020, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its COVID-19 vaccine allocation recommendations based on limited vaccine supply by specifying the populations for the second and third subphases of the initial vaccine rollout: Phase 1b and Phase 1c. The recommendations have been adopted by the CDC director and became official as of December 22, 2020.

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CDC Updates Face Mask Recommendations

On November 10, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask guidance and asserted that wearing face masks not only protects the public but also protects the mask wearer. Health experts have emphasized the benefits of mask-wearing to prevent infection and spread of the COVID-19 virus for months. But, until recently, the CDC has largely encouraged the public to wear face masks in order to protect other people.

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Interim CDC Guidance Lays Out Business Plans to Reopen Certain Sectors During COVID-19 Pandemic

As states and communities begin the process of reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released business plans to provide interim guidance to certain programs and industries during the reopening process. The CDC released its proposed business plans for the following programs and industries: child care programs; schools and day camps; communities of faith; employers with vulnerable workers; restaurants and bars; and mass transit administrators.

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Two Companion Animals in U.S. Diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that two pet cats at undisclosed locations in the State of New York are confirmed to be positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that characterizes the human disease COVID-19.  These are the first cases of companion animals (pets) in the U.S. confirmed to have the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner John Simpson, please visit the Duane Morris Animal Law Developments Blog.