COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

August 05, 2021

COVID-19: A Return to Masks for Vaccinated Individuals?

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued updated guidance for individuals vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The key recommendation is that vaccinated individuals should return to wearing face masks indoors within areas of substantial or high transmission of the virus. Over the course of the last several days, a large number of...

July 14, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT DEFINES “INDEPENDENT...

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly changed many things for employers in Pennsylvania including how and where work is completed. As restrictions on businesses have gradually been lifted, the hybrid...

July 09, 2021

NAVIGATING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

In December, we discussed COVID-19 vaccinations in our article titled “ EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace .” We recently reviewed the topic of COVID-19...

May 15, 2021

COVID-19: New CDC Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals and...

On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance for vaccinated individuals to cease wearing a face mask and socially distance, even while indoor public spaces. Some states, including Pennsylvania,...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19: New Stimulus Package Provides Modification and Voluntary...

Within the 1.9 Trillion dollar stimulus package is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This Act serves to extend the tax credits available to eligible employers under the Families First...

February 10, 2021

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees

OSHA has now released updated guidance seeking to assist employers identify COVID-19 related risks and to operate a prevention program. While it is primarily consistent with previously-issued...

January 22, 2021

New Guidance for WV Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19

On January 19, 2021, the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-01 titled “Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19.” The Bulletin provides...

January 04, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the FFCRA/Extension of the Payroll Tax Credit

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, its requirement for employers to provide paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19 was set to...

December 22, 2020

EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the...

Over the last several weeks, there has been no shortage of news coverage regarding the FDA’s emergency use authorization of one, and now two, COVID-19 vaccines. With medical personnel first to...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19: Updated Pennsylvania Mitigation Orders and Potential...

The rate of COVID-19 infection is currently at an all-time high, with over 200,000 new cases daily in the United States (with concerns that these numbers will only increase throughout the coming...

December 18, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Expanded Emergency Declaration through...

On December 1, 2020, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded and extended the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, which had been set to expire on December 31,...

December 04, 2020

COVID-19: CDC Releases New Guidelines for Quarantine

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new federal guidelines for the recommended length of quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19. Previously,...

December 02, 2020

PODCAST: Impact of COVID-19 on Gaming and Sports Wagering

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , the Managing Partner of C&W’s Metro NY/Northern New Jersey Office, Frank Leddy, is joined by Partner,...

December 01, 2020

COVID-19: Seasonal Employees and the FFCRA

Businesses may be responsible for providing FFCRA benefits, including Emergency Sick Paid Leave and/or Paid Family Medical leave to seasonal employees. An employer is not required to provide FFCRA...

November 30, 2020

COVID-19: PHILADELPHIA SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS CLOSES GYM AND...

On November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all indoor dining, youth sports, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, libraries, casinos, and gyms, in the City of Philadelphia, were ordered to shut down...

November 25, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SEEKS TO GRANT LIMITED CIVIL...

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, issued a series of new Orders, effective November 27, 2020 designed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. One of these, the order for “ Mitigation, Enforcement,...

November 24, 2020

Pennsylvania: New COVID-19 Orders Issued November 23, 2020 Mark...

On November 23, 2020 both Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a myriad of new and intensified Orders for the establishment and enforcement of COVID-19 mitigation efforts...

November 20, 2020

PA Employers Must Have a Plan for Compliance: New Orders Related to...

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 the Department of Health announced “New Orders” pertaining to travel and mask restrictions for residents and businesses in the Commonwealth. We immediately responded...

November 20, 2020

A Refresher for Employers for Addressing COVID-19

Employers continue to struggle with the COVID-19. The entirety of our economy strains to remain open and productive while also safe and healthy. In the last several weeks we have witnessed a rise...

November 19, 2020

COVID-19: The City of Philadelphia Presents “Safer at Home”...

On November 16, 2020, the City of Philadelphia announced new restrictions to help mitigate the rapidly increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. These restrictions were set in place to...

November 18, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORDERS MORE STRINGENT...

In an ongoing effort to mitigate the surging spread of COVID-19, the PA Department of Health has issued an updated Order on November 17, 2020, regarding the use of face coverings and masks. With...

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