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Connecticut Further Revises “Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers,” Requiring All Employees to Wear Face Masks or Face Coverings At All Times

On April 17, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development materially revised its previously issued “Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers.” Now, all employees working at every workplace that remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic must wear a face mask or face cloth covering at all times.

Employers are required to provide masks or face coverings to employees and, if infeasible because of supply-chain shortages, employers must provide materials for employees to make their own masks or face coverings. Employers must provide these materials, along with the Centers for Disease Control tutorial showing how to make masks and face coverings or, alternatively, compensate employees for reasonable and necessary costs to make their own masks and face coverings. 

The new requirements do not apply to employees whose health or safety would be negatively impacted by wearing a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.  And employees are not required to produce medical documentation to verify the stated condition. 

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Michael L. Miller Real Estate Lawyer Wiggin & Dana Law Firm
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Mike is a Partner in Wiggin and Dana’s Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Department in the New Haven office. An experienced environmental, health and safety (EHS) attorney, Mike’s practice is largely comprised of three distinct categories of EHS legal representation: transactional support; compliance and risk counseling; and litigation.

Mike has over thirteen years of EHS compliance and risk management experience. His passion for client service, substantive and technical knowledge and geographic breadth of experience (having worked on matters in over 20 states) contribute to his...

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