The Rules are Changing Fast
It is important to note that the CDC and OSHA guidelines for COVID-19 are rapidly changing. Therefore, it is important to think about not only your personal safety, but also the safety of others.
Whether the vaccine is available or a mask is required, you will be faced with personal choices. Coming up with a solution means making a very personal decision.
In other words, to help give aid based on the general setting, several governing bodies have issued – and continue to issue – guidance to keep people safe.
Helpful COVID-19 Update Websites
As you know, the CDC takes COVID-19 very seriously.
Regardless of the numbers by county or state, there are several people that are still very much at risk – even though several of the mask mandates may have been lifted.
Now that multiple vaccines are becoming more widely available, we are continually being provided with new information for safer operation across several industries.
- CDC COVID-19 Variants
CDC COVID Variants
(updated with previous day and past 30 days statistics)
OSHA deals with our personal and professional obligations, as well as, the enforcement of COVID-19 related protocols.
Therefore, here are just a few of the recent topics addressed by OSHA (complete with publish date as a reference):
- OSHA’s New NEP Focuses on COVID-19 Enforcement –
(published March 16, 2021)
- OSHA Issues ‘Stronger’ Workplace Guidance on COVID-19 –
OSHA Stronger Workplace
(published Feb 2, 2021)
Information from Additional Government Agencies
Several additional government agencies, such as the EPA, have stepped in to provide guidelines and responses to the virus, as well as disinfectants, air filters, and cleaners.
The following links inform us of things we overlook.
Finally, take a few moments to look over these details. Perhaps they will give you things to think about for your various settings.
- Federal Government Response to COVID-19 –
USA Governmental Response
(publishing dates vary by topic)
- EPA Guidance for COVID-19 Disinfectants –
- EPA Air Cleaners, HVAC Filters, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) –
EPA HVAC Filters