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HR Hot Topics – January, 2022: CDC Updates Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Thursday, January 13, 2022
As you know, the Omicron variant is sweeping across our state and our nation; drastically increasing the number of employees who are contracting COVID and those out due to quarantine. In the wake of this, the CDC has updated their guidance.  People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated is guidance to reflect these recent changes.

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On Friday, January 7th, (after the taping of this episode) the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the legality of both the OSHA and the CMS vaccine mandate.  While a decision has not yet been reached, early indications are that the predominantly conservative court may block the vaccine-or-test policy.  We’ll continue to monitor these developments.

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