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Face Coverings and Vaccine Requirements: Where Things Stand as of August 23, 2021

Face Coverings and Vaccine Requirements: Where Things Stand as of August 23, 2021

August 24, 2021  by  Sarah Doar Steve Gross
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog covers the latest state-issued face mask requirements, new vaccination requirements for education/childcare staff (including youth parks and recreation programs), and clarifications to existing provisions such as vaccine requirements for law enforcement and contractors.

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Emergency Rule Protects Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Emergency Rule Protects Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

August 5, 2021  by  Leah LaCivita
Category:  Fire Protection New Legislation and Regulations Operating Policies

This blog provides an overview of a new rule meant to protect workers from the harms of excessive exposure to wildfire smoke. 

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COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of June 24, 2021

COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021  by  Jill Dvorkin
Category:  Open Public Meetings Act Utilities - Billing and Collection Operating Policies COVID-19

Washington is just days away from the much-anticipated June 30 reopening, and the state is in the process of updating many of its guidance documents. This blog post sets forth our understanding of where things stand now and what things may look like starting June 30.

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Washington Local Governments Tackle Reopening Plans

Washington Local Governments Tackle Reopening Plans

June 7, 2021  by  Tracy Burrows
Category:  Personnel Policies Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog focuses on reopening plans for Washington State local governments as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes. 

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Vaccine Incentive Policies in the Local Government Workplace

Vaccine Incentive Policies in the Local Government Workplace

June 3, 2021  by  Flannary Collins
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog looks at considerations around vaccine incentive policies in the local government workplace.

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Face Masks in the Local Government Workplace

Face Masks in the Local Government Workplace

May 26, 2021  by  Steve Gross
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog post discusses the latest COVID-19 facial covering requirements for local government employers, employees, and visitors, in light of new guidance regarding face masks for fully vaccinated individuals.

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Emerging Issues Roundup: August 2020

Emerging Issues Roundup: August 2020

August 20, 2020  by  Byron Katsuyama
Category:  Open Public Meetings Act Law Enforcement Operating Policies COVID-19

In this blog post, Policy Consultant Byron Katsuyama reports on emerging issues for local governments, including telework, hybrid public meeting formats, and police reform efforts.

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Public Records Considerations in the Era of Telecommuting

Public Records Considerations in the Era of Telecommuting

April 27, 2020  by  Sarah Doar
Category:  Public Records Act Operating Policies

This blog post looks at how an agency can exercise some control over its public records when these may be located — or taken — outside the workplace.

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Essential Services and Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency

Essential Services and Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency

March 26, 2020  by  Steve Gross
Category:  Operating Policies COVID-19

This blog provides guidance on who can be considered an essential infrastructure worker and what is essential construction work during the COVID-19 emergency.

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