Oregon Face Covering Guidance

In case you missed it (unlikely), here is guidance from Governor Brown about face coverings and face covering FAQs:

OHA Guidance

Facts

And, here is a post from the Justice Department about inaccurate postings/flyers regarding use of face masks: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-warns-inaccurate-flyers-and-postings-regarding-use-face-masks-and

Here is what the EEOC says about masks:

Q: During a pandemic, may an employer require its employees to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face masks, gloves, or gowns) designed to reduce the transmission of pandemic infection?

A: Yes. An employer may require employees to wear personal protective equipment during a pandemic. However, where an employee with a disability needs a related reasonable accommodation under the ADA (e.g., non-latex gloves, or gowns designed for individuals who use wheelchairs), the employer should provide these, absent undue hardship.

Updated CDC guidance on face masks is here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

Our next post will address how to address requests for accommodation related to masks and face coverings.

 

 

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