On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom unveiled the state’s new tiered system for identifying and reducing COVID-19 infection risks in each county. This new “blueprint” is aimed at reducing instances of COVID-19 by imposing revised criteria for both easing and tightening restrictions on the activities of California residents and businesses.

Under the new system, which goes into effect on Monday, August 31st and replaces the “County Monitoring List” approach, each county is assigned to one of four tiers – Minimal, Moderate, Substantial, or Widespread. These tiers are assigned based on the percentage of new daily cases and the percentages of positive tests.
Continue Reading California Revamps its Reopening Criteria for Businesses and Activities

Just one week after its release on July 24, California has already issued an updated version of its COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening, which is intended to offer
Continue Reading Don’t Forget to Check, and Re-Check, the California Reopening Guidelines

As California enters Stage 2 of its “Resilience Roadmap” plan to reopen, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health issued further guidance on June 18, 2020,
Continue Reading California Requires Face Coverings as Coronavirus Cases Increase


Continue Reading Massachusetts Updates Sector-Specific Safety Standards for Phase 2 Step 2 of Economic Reopening


Continue Reading Massachusetts Implements New Guidelines for June 8 Start Date for Phase 2 of Economic Reopening

The UK national government has announced, in relation to England only, a programme of progressive easing of current lockdown measures due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). With respect to working
Continue Reading UK Employer COVID-19 Return-to-Work and Reporting Obligations Under RIDDOR

The New York State Department of Health has issued a model Business Reopening Safety Plan for businesses that will be reopening in Phase 1 of Gov. Cuomo’s four-phase reopening guidelines
Continue Reading New York DOH Issues Business Reopening Safety Plan