OSHA’s Non-Essential Business Guidance; DFS COVID-19 Testing Letter

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has Issued Guidance for Non-Essential Businesses

• OSHA has released guidance on how nonessential business should reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic
• This latest OSHA guidance is available here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4045.pdf
• The above guidance is intended to supplement the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ previously released Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (available here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf) and the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up American Again (available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guidelines-for-Opening-Up-America-Again.pdf)

New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) – COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility Personnel
• DFS has released a letter regarding testing nursing home and adult care facility personnel for COVID-19, and advising insurers authorized to write accident and health insurance in New York of their responsibilities to provide coverage for such tests
• The letter is available here: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/circular_letters/cl2020_11?referringSource=articleShare

The Attorneys at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP are available to provide advice and counsel concerning matters related to COVID-19.




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