This is the fifth and final insight into OSHA’s new guidance, published on January 29, 2021. Yesterday, we discussed actions to take for older employees or those at higher risk for severe complications due to COVID-19.

Here’s the fifth thing to know: Can my employees go back to “normal” after he’s vaccinated?

To put it simply, not just yet. You should continue to require vaccinated workers to wear masks and socially distance while at work in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC experts still are evaluating the vaccine’s impact on spreading the virus before changing recommendations on workplace conduct.

As a result, employers should keep all preventative measures in place, regardless of the fact that employees are beginning to be vaccinated.

To help navigate the thorny minefield that is COVID-19 and the workplace, call the attorneys at The Coppola Firm. We’re here to help.