New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192 on October 28th, which makes effective November 5, 2020, new COVID-19 related health and safety mandates for employers.  The order states that every business, school, nonprofit and governmental office require any employee, customer or visitor who is physically present to undergo a daily health screening, maintain 6 feet of distance from one another, always wear a face mask (limited exceptions), and provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals.  Additionally, each employer must routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidance, ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose, exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.

The executive order also directs the NJDOL to provide compliance and safety training for employers and employees, as well as establishing an intake form on the NJDOL website to receive complaints and developing an investigation and inspection protocol to review complaints.

Read more details on the NJ website:  https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20201028a.shtml

Full Executive Order 192 can be found here: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-192.pdf

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