Hochul Triggers HERO Act: Employer Checklist
Monday, September 6th, "Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease,” citing rising case numbers and concerns about the delta variant. This declaration is significant because it triggers the NY HERO Act.
In June, former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the NY HERO Act, which mandated infectious disease prevention protocols for all employers in New York. Employers must have a plan on hand, but do not need to follow these protocols unless a public health emergency is declared.
Cuomo issued an emergency declaration in March 2020, and he allowed it to expire on June 24, 2021. However, as Hochul took office, she faced pressure from lawmakers to make the declaration to trigger the HERO Act..."
(Shared from North Country Chamber's email update.)
Have you developed an Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan for your workplace? Contact us with your HERO Act questions and concerns! firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-782-2200.