Employment Law Consultant (06-30-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

SCHOOL BELLS: Back to school in the Fall? From Education Week, “Most Educators Want Schools to Stay Closed to Slow Spread of COVID-19” Comments?

SCHOOL HEALTH: How have other Covid-19 impacted countries handle the reopening of their schools? From, The Learning Policy Institute, “Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries” Comments?

WORKERS’ RETURN?: A helpful Q  & A from JD Supra and Arnall Golden Gregory LLP for any employer struggling with the question, “What To Do If Employees Are Unwilling to Return to the Workplace” Comments?

★ ANTIBODIES: Thinking about requiring an antibody test for employees returning to work upon reopening? EEOC says “No”. See the EEOC’s new (06-17-2020) , “EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication Addressing Antibody Testing” (follow the link) Comments?

TIME: Reopening? Is it a matter of timing? From the California Health Care Foundation, “COVID-19 Tracking Poll: Many Say California Reopening Too Quickly, Worry Cases Will Increase” Comments?

MANDATE: Does the state have the right to mandate the use of face masks as a public health measure? From the American Bar Association, “Two centuries of law guide legal approach to modern pandemic” Comments?

DATA TRACKING: A new tracking tool from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “Data Visualizations” Comments?

NURSING HOMES: Nursing home administrators, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), “25 Experts Named to Independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes” Comments

ELDER ABUSE: A distressing trend, from PBS Newshour, “Elder abuse appears to be climbing during the pandemic, experts say” Comments?

COVID-19 & THE BRAIN: More than the flu and we continue to learn more about it. From the BBC (Future) , “How Covid-19 can damage the brain” Comments?

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