Updated state COVID-19 workplace safety and health guidance from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) at www.Lni.wa.gov, will help employers adapt masking policies to meet new CDC guidelines (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html) adopted by Governor Jay Inslee.

What’s new: 

  • Fully vaccinated employees do not have to wear a mask or socially distance at work, unless their employer or local public health agency still requires it. 
  • Before ending mask and social distance requirements, employers must confirm workers are fully vaccinated — by having the worker either sign a document attesting to their status or provide proof of vaccination. 
  • Employers must be able to demonstrate they have verified vaccination status for workers who are not masked or physically distanced. Verifications methods may include: Creating a log of workers who have verified they’ve been vaccinated and the date of verification, 
    • Checking vaccination status each day as…  READ MORE