Monkeypox: What Employers Should Know

August 11, 2022 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by James W. Ward, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor, CalChamber

On August 1, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to support California’s ongoing response to the monkeypox virus. In doing so, California joined the World Health Organization, the federal government, New York, Illinois and other localities in recognizing the outbreak’s seriousness and the need for a coordinated response to the virus, including increased vaccination capacity and resources for outreach and education. Most recently, on August 4, 2022, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared the monkeypox virus’ ongoing spread in the U.S. a public health emergency.

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