With COVID-19 cases rising across the country again, employers are navigating a new set of challenges when it comes to protecting employee health and safety—among them, ever evolving workplace safety recommendations from government regulators.

Most recently and in response to the latest COVID-19 spike, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance for employers on avoiding the spread of the virus. Based on the rise of the Delta variant, OSHA’s revised guidance, “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace,” embraces the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recently updated recommendations, which includes advice that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in geographical areas with substantial or high transmission rates.