As the COVID-19 pandemic (mercifully) starts to retreat, many states have begun rolling back face-covering mandates, which often relieve employers of the obligation to require masks for employees and visitors in the workplace.
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Your State No Longer Requires Face Coverings in the Workplace – But Should You Continue To Mandate Them?
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June 3, 2021 via ConvergeBlog

As the COVID-19 pandemic (mercifully) starts to retreat, many states have begun rolling back face-covering mandates, which often relieve employers of the obligation to require masks for employees and visitors in the workplace. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends their use in most workplaces, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) likewise still encourages employees to wear masks. Because of this dynamic, you should think twice before eliminating any workplace rule that requires mask-wearing as you could run the risk of a federal workplace safety citation. What should you consider when determining whether to adjust your own workplace policies in light of these potentially confusing and conflicting developments?

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