State’s COVID-19 emergency order ends, but some safety requirements remain
October 29, 2022
The state’s COVID-19 emergency orders end on Oct. 31, 2022. Despite this, COVID-19 remains a workplace hazard. Employers should continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to an update from the state Department of Labor & Industries, the following general safety requirements and guidance remain:
- Every employer must assess their specific workplace for COVID-19 hazards and take steps to prevent employee exposure based on that assessment.
- Employers should keep workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the workplace for at least five days per Washington State Department of Health guidance.
Complete Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) requirements and guidance are available online.