COVID-19 Update for Co-ops & Condos as Employers

The New York Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, issued on April 12, 2020, has now made it mandatory (as of 8:00 p.m. on April 15, 2020) for all essential employees who come into direct contact with customers or members of the public to wear “face coverings.” While many have already opted to undertake this precautionary measure, Governor Cuomo has now made it a requirement for certain (“essential”) employees.  Significantly, the employees of cooperatives, condominiums and other multiple dwellings are considered essential

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New OSHA requirements on COVID-19 cases

OSHA has just clarified its reporting requirements on COVID-19 cases. Under the guidance, unless an employer employs workers in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations, or correctional institutions (i.e., in the case of co-ops and condos), OSHA’s analysis of whether a COVID-19 related illness is work-related is limited to readily available objective evidence. Objective evidence includes,…

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