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President Joe Biden’s administration on Thursday issued rules aimed at keeping workers safe from the virus that causes COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the rules, formally known as an emergency temporary standard, for healthcare facilities. They do not apply to other businesses, though updated guidance was issued for non-healthcare companies. The rules require each healthcare employer to develop and implement a COVID-19 plan for all of its workplaces, including policies and procedures to determine which workers have received a COVID-19 vaccine. In general, healthcare employers must require employees to wear a mask, even if they’re fully vaccinated, per the standard. Masks can be ditched if fully vaccinated employees are in an area where there is “no reasonable expectation that any person will be present with suspected or confirmed” COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as the …

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