October 28, 2020
"Ask the Expert" Conference Call
Friday, October 30 at 1:00pm

Recent Developments Concerning COVID-19 in the Workplace

  • Assembly Bill 685, which requires employers to report information concerning COVID-19 outbreaks to local public health agencies, as well as provide written notice to employees of potential exposure to COVID-19
  • Senate Bill 1159, which creates a “disputable presumption” that a COVID-19 related illness is compensable for workers’ compensation purposes
  • Consequences of the CDC’s new definition of “close contact,” specifically what that means for quarantining employees who may have had contact with an employee testing positive for COVID-19

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Theme Park Guidance Not Forthcoming
Dear Industry Partners,

The long-awaited theme park reopening guidance Gov. Newsom issued on Tuesday left many in California’s tourism industry devastated.
As several witnesses pointed out at last week’s legislative hearing on tourism, the administration’s “slow and stringent” reopening approach continues to be troubling to the hospitality industry, which has demonstrated it can operate in a safe and responsible manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Train front-desk staff to handle COVID-19 complaints

Working at the front desk has never been an easy job, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hotels to make operational changes that often confuse and frustrate guests, making the job even more difficult lately.

When I read the online guest reviews and social media postings for KTN’s hospitality training clients, one legitimate factor frustrating the traveling public is inconsistency.

Important COVID-19 Update: “Close Contact” Redefined to Mean 15 Cumulative Minutes

We want to alert you to a significant COVID-19 development out of the CDC yesterday. Specifically, the CDC just announced a material revision to its definition of “Close Contact.” The new definition makes it explicit that the 15-minute exposure period (i.e., within 6-feet of an infected individual for 15 minutes) should be assessed based on a cumulative amount of time over 24 hours, not just a single, continuous 15-minute interaction.​

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