When the CDC issued new guidance saying that some vaccinated people need to resume wearing masks in some situations, you may have hoped the the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would come out with clear, unambiguous guidelines.
They did come out with guidelines, but they are still a bit unclear. Eric E. Hobbs, an employment attorney and Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins explains that masking may not be necessary in every office, per the OSHA guidelines.
OSHA follows the CDC guidelines with this phrase, “Fully vaccinated people in areas of substantial or high transmission should be required to wear face coverings inside.” But, then goes on to give examples of high risk or high transmission and areas of substantial risk as distinctly non-office in nature. OSHA says these include, “manufacturing; meat, seafood, and poultry processing; high-volume retail and grocery; and agricultural processing settings.”
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