Governor issues order requiring hotel employees to wear masks at work
April 18, 2020
by Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association
Governor Issues Order Requiring Hotel Employees to Wear Masks at Work
Yesterday, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order requiring that workers in critical businesses as defined in Public Health Order 20-24 – hotels are included – where workers interact in close proximity with other employees or with the public to:
Wear medical or non-medical cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth while working, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health; and
To the extent possible, wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods if gloves are provided to workers by their employer.
CDPHE will issue the order later today and it goes into effect on Monday, April 20th and will remain in effect until May 17th, unless extended.
What Employers Need to Know About MasksAccording to a recent article from Fisher & Phillips, “It’s worth noting that some state and local governments are requiring cloth face coverings to be worn in public and by employees who interact with the public. In such situations, and depending on the state or local law, then employers are likely required to provide them and/or pay for them.” Click here to continue reading from our partners at Fisher & Phillips.