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New Mask Guidance for Construction, Office Spaces

May 21, 2021

The Department of Labor and Industries released updated guidance on masking and social distancing for fully vaccinated employees on construction jobsites and in offices.

Consistent with the new masking guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control last week, employees who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask or physically distance with certain limitations. However, local jurisdictions may adopt guidelines that are more strict. Please be sure to check local guidelines before making any changes.

Before ending their mask and social distancing requirements, employers are required confirm employees are vaccinated either by obtaining a signed attestation or proof of vaccination.  (sample attestation form)

The new guidance requires employers to prove they have verified vaccination status for workers who are not masked or physically distanced by:

  • Creating a log of workers who have verified they’ve been vaccinated and the date of verification;
  • Checking vaccination status each day as workers enter a jobsite; or
  • Marking a worker’s badge or credential to show that they are vaccinated.

All other Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements remain in effect until further notice.

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