COVID 19 Update – Delta Variant

As each new CDC alert continues to show the Delta variant is driving the latest surge in COVID 19 cases and hospitalizations, guidelines and recommendations for businesses and individuals remain in place with some updates. Many states and municipalities are again either implementing, or considering to implement, mask mandates once again, with some mandates applying specifically to types of businesses or gatherings. As indicated above, there are significant differences from place to place, so it’s very important to keep up to date on all that applies to you, your business, your employees, and even your vendors.

Below are some suggestions as we’ve compiled from various sources, including the CDC, SHRM and others.

Keep informed

As indicated above, there are significant differences from place to place, so it’s very important to keep up to date on all that applies to you, your business, your employees, and even your vendors. The CDC’s website (www.cdc.gov) contains guidelines specific to the audience, such as individuals, businesses, business type etc.

Communicate

Share information with your staff, including guidelines, updates to mandates/requirements, and exposures should a staff member or person visiting your facility test positive.

Vaccinations

Many businesses are either encouraging or requiring vaccinations of their staff and tracking of vaccinations is highly recommended. A written policy should be put into place before doing so. SHRM has created templates for both Voluntary and Mandatory Vaccination policies. Please contact Prosperity if you would like to receive a copy.

Workplace Precautions

Every business can take some precautionary measures, and measures available or otherwise realistic will vary by workplace.

  • Improve ventilation and filtration.
  • Sanitize high touch items and highly active rooms.
  • Make masks available for employees and others who may enter your workplace
  • Keep hand sanitizers easily accessible to all
  • Be vigilant to keep yourself, your staff and those who you interact with COVID free.

 

The above is only a summary utilizing guidelines published by a variety of credible sources, including SHRM, CDC and other resources. We recommend employers to review applicable federal, state, and local laws and/or consult with legal counsel before implementing any mandated policies outside of the mandates issued by governing authority. The information provided by Prosperity is for general purposes only and is not intended to be legal, accounting or tax advice.  Moreover, the information may not be the most current information on the referenced subject matter(s). Prosperity recommends you seek additional guidance from your CPA, Attorney or other professional regarding your specific situation.

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