New Risk Categories & Permitted Activities

Oregon has now adopted a system that classifies counties by level of risk for Covid-19. Counties can be classified as Lower Risk (green); Moderate Risk (yellow); High Risk (orange); or Extreme Risk (red). A county’s risk level will determine what activities are permitted/prohibited. Based on these classifications, OHA has issued a handy color coded chart… Continue reading New Risk Categories & Permitted Activities

New Washington Covid-19 Restrictions

On November 16, 2020, Washington adopted new restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19. The restrictions apply until December 14, 2020, unless extended. Of particular note for Employers are the following: All business meetings are prohibited, with the exception of: (i) professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely; and (ii) court and judicial… Continue reading New Washington Covid-19 Restrictions

OR-OSHA Issues Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks

The Temporary Rule (all 105 pages) is effective November 16, 2020. https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/div1/437-001-0744.pdf. The rule includes general requirements for all employers, specific requirements by industry, and deadlines for compliance (some of which are fast approaching). Employers should carefully review the text of the rule to understand the specific compliance criteria for each obligation. OSHA plans to… Continue reading OR-OSHA Issues Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks