Join Jackson Walker partners Sarah Mitchell Montgomery and Brad Nitschke and Lockton Companies’ Chief Medical Officer, Shealynn Buck, MD, as they discuss the legal baselines for returning to work, strategies for assessing and managing the risk of infection, and best practices for responding to workplace exposures in the pre-vaccine era. Our panelists will discuss topics that will help you manage your workplace medical and legal risks.
- Legal Baselines: the state and federal laws and public health orders employers should consider in deciding when and how to reopen.
- Assessing and Managing the Risk of Infection: a medical update on best practice strategies for assessing and managing the risk of infection in the workplace.
- Response: tools to plan for and respond to workplace exposures and infections involving employees, vendors, visitors, and clients.
For additional guidance on reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, view Sarah and Brad’s article “No One-Size-Fits-All Rules for Business in the Pandemic,” which was contributed to The Texas Lawbook on July 23, 2020.
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- Statewide and local updates:
- Statewide Summaries
- Governor Abbott Mandates Masks Statewide, Further Restricts Outdoor Gatherings (July 2)
- As Texas Mayors and County Judges Issue Orders Regarding Local Restrictions, City of Laredo Brings Back Stay-at-Home Order (June 30)
- Governor Abbott Bans Large Gatherings and Restricts Bars, Restaurants, and Floating the River to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Cases in Texas (June 26)
- Bexar County / San Antonio
- Dallas County
- Harris County
- Tarrant County
- Travis County / Austin
- City of Austin model notice / example signage
- Building on Gov. Abbott’s Newest Guidelines, Austin Mayor Adler Issues New Local Order Prohibiting Groups Over 10 Outdoors (July 7)
- Hidalgo County and Travis County Judges Issue Orders Regarding Local Restrictions (June 26)
- Austin Mayor Issues Order Regarding Health and Safety Policies for Business Employees and Patrons (June 23)
- Statewide Summaries
Please note: This article and any resources presented on the JW Coronavirus Insights & Resources site are for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal or medical advice, and are not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. The laws of other states and nations may be entirely different from what is described. Your use of these materials does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.