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California regulators reconsider mask standard for workers

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A dozen major California business organizations have called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to change recently adopted workplace regulations requiring all workers to wear masks unless everyone in a room is vaccinated.

The California Retailers Association and organizations representing manufacturers, farmers, tourism interests and other industries sent a letter to Newsom asking him to issue an emergency order rescinding the regulations adopted last week. Those regulations came from the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and run counter to Newsom's plan to lift nearly all mask rules for vaccinated people next Tuesday.

The board called a special meeting for Wednesday to reconsider the masking rules.

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  1. If you have 10 employees working in a room and 9 are vaccinated. Remove the worker that is not vaccinated. Not fire him or her just remove them from the work environment, unless of course that employee has a credible reason for not getting the vaccination in which case reasonable accommodations must be attempted. I had a professor get all butt hurt the other day because I came into his lab without a mask when everyone in that lab was vaccinated. Information is slow to get out and there are often overlapping rules due to the frequent changes. Oh well.

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