States Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates: Is Yours on the List?
Heads up, employers. Just as we thought the COVID-19 pandemic was turning a corner, mask mandates are making a comeback.
Here’s advice on the matter from employment law attorney Anthony Mingione of the firm Blank Rome.
Mingione says communication on the matter is key. It could be helpful to show employees increased COVID case numbers in your area, and to remind them that vaccinated people can still transmit the virus.
It helps to highlight all the positives of masking in the workplace, like higher levels of safety and trust.
Mingione also says not to be afraid of disciplining those who don’t follow the mandate. That will show employees you’re taking it seriously, and will likely solve most of the pushback problems.
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“States Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates: Is Yours on the List?” by Rachel Mucha was published in HR Morning on December 16, 2021.