What Employers Need to Know – and Do – About the COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S., as Midwestern and Plains states are seeing a bulk of the outbreaks. Gov. Mike DeWine this week said he plans to announce another coronavirus vaccine incentive soon.

To help employers decide what, if any, actions to take as COVID-19 cases increase once again, OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips has published this new guidance. The firm advises employers to closely monitor the situation and continue to encourage employees to get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, OSHA has made substantial changes to its National Emphasis Program for COVID-19. This includes the removal of some industries — several of which are in the manufacturing sector — from the agency’s list of targets for intensified inspection activities. 7/15/2021