Philadelphia COVID-19 Protocols Clarification for Construction Workers in Healthcare and Higher Education

On August 13, 2021, the City of Philadelphia mandated that workers in healthcare and higher education be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15. Since then, the City has shared with

2021-09-11T10:45:20-04:00September 11th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Hard Hat Chat, Safety|Tags: , , |

Philadelphia’s L&I Updates Mask Mandate Clarification for Construction

Following the City of Philadelphia’s updated mask mandate, in effect starting on August 12, the Department of Licenses & Inspections updated its clarification for the construction industry. The mask mandate

Philadelphia Updates Mask Requirements to Slow Spread of COVID-19

In response to rising cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, partly due to the Delta variant, the City of Philadelphia has updated its mask requirements in the city. The following clarification

2021-08-16T08:01:59-04:00August 15th, 2021|Categories: Hard Hat Chat, Industry News, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

City of Philadelphia and CDC Update COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of Philadelphia have updated their guidance for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and now recommend that fully vaccinated individuals wear

Fully Vaccinated Philadelphians Don’t Need Masks Outdoors

Beginning Friday, May 21, 2021, fully vaccinated people do not require masks outdoors in the City of Philadelphia. Masks, however, are still required indoors. Unvaccinated or not-yet-fully-vaccinated individuals should still

COVID-19: What We Have Learned and What We Are Still Learning

Attend the next OSHA-VPP Philadelphia Area Virtual Best Practices Workshop for an update on managing COVID-19 protocols on the jobsite. This workshop is hosted by Janssen and Johnson & Johnson

L&I Issues Reminder about COVID-19 Related Construction Requirements

On August 5, 2020, the Audit & Inspections Unit for the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections sent a letter to contractors outlining guidelines to avoid fines. This letter includes

Insurers Not Required to Cover “Return-to-Work” COVID-19 Tests

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently put out new guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the