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Pandemic Preparedness Experts

Pandemic Preparedness Experts
COVID Safe Workplaces

Friday, July 30, 2021

NJ Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Limited in-person Proceedings Effective August 16, 2021

Effective Monday, August 16, 2021, the N.J. Division of Workers’ Compensation shall implement a cautious return to normal operations with the resumption of limited in-person proceedings and an increase of on-site presence of workers’ compensation judges and court staff as set forth below.  

To Mask or Un-mask: What the Delta Variant Means to You

Infectious disease experts discuss the issues of masking, the Delta variant, and predictions of COVID going forward. A panel discussion - 30 minutes. Broadcast, Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Monday, July 26, 2021

California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

The State of California is taking decisive action to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable communities – implementing a first-in-the-nation standard to require all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week, and encourage all local government and other employers to adopt a similar protocol.

VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines among its medical employees including VHA facilities staff

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced he will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA health care personnel — including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, expanded-function dental auxiliaries and chiropractors — who work in Veterans Health Administration facilities, visit VHA facilities or provide direct care to those VA serves.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

NY Attorney General James Announces Proposed $26 Billion Global Agreement with Opioid Distributors/Manufacturer

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a historic proposed $26 billion agreement that will help deliver desperately needed relief to communities across New York and the rest of the nation struggling with opioid addiction. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in the Health Workforce

 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

OSHA Cites Dental Practice for Coronavirus Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Labor has taken legal action against two North Texas dentists on behalf of a dental hygienist and a dental assistant who were not reinstated after expressing concerns about what coronavirus safety measures would be in place when the practice reopened in spring 2020.