On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul directed the commissioner of health to designate COVID-19 as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act. This means private employers must implement their workplace exposure prevention plans. (NY HERO Act)
These workplace exposure prevention plans were required to be adopted by August 5th and then posted for employees by the September 4th deadline.
The Hero Act Law applies to all New York State private employers, regardless of size.