On May 5, 2021, New York enacted the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act (“the Act”), which is aimed at curbing the spread of airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. Our coverage of the HERO Act details the requirements for creating an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan and making it available to employees, as well as the non-retaliation provisions of the Act.
On July 7, 2021, the New York Department of Labor issued guidance on the implementation of Airborne Infection Diseases Exposure Prevention, as required under the Act. Employers have until August 6, 2021 to adopt their own plan. They must also update their plans “whenever necessary” to reflect new or modified employee tasks or procedures.
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