New York Employers Required to Activate NY HERO Act Plan



On September 6, Governor Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This new designation means that New York employers must now activate their airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans in accordance with the NY HERO Act.

As Pro Bono Partnership previously reported prior to September 6, New York employers were only required to draft and implement an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan.

You can find more information on the Governor’s announcement here.

You can find more information on the NY HERO Act, including model policies, here.

If you have questions, please contact the White Plains office of Pro Bono Partnership at 914-328-0674.

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