New York: Recent COVID-19 Updates for Employers


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COVID-19 continues to be an evolving landscape of rules and requirements to adapt to the shifting circumstances surrounding the pandemic. New York State and City recently updated key guidance. 


Isolation and Quarantine Update. On September 14, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) removed its own COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance in favor of current CDC guidance. This shift also eliminates compartmentalized guidance based on vaccination status and changes exposure response requirements. 


Home Care Workers. On August 2, 2022, the DOH issued revised guidance reducing daily health screenings for home care staff to once a day at their arrival to work. Employers must still maintain a policy regarding COVID-19 symptom monitoring and reporting. 


NYC Vaccine Requirements. Currently, workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning November 1, 2022, the vaccine mandate will expire for private business and they are encouraged to put in place their own vaccine policies. 


Action Items 

  1. Update isolation and quarantine protocols, as applicable.
  2. Evaluate and revise mandatory vaccine policies as needed. 
  3. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance. 

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