CDC Experts Discuss Evolving COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules
SHRM – May 20, 2021
How should employers approach workplace safety as they consider relaxing their policies? The CDC guidance takes a layered approach to reducing COVID-19 transmission.
Jobless Claims Fall Below 400,000 for the First Time Since the Early Days of the Pandemic
CNBC – June 3, 2021
Initial jobless claims fell below 400,000 for the first time since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
OSHA to Review Safety Guidance, Directs Employers to Follow CDC Mask Update
HR Dive – May 18, 2021
Until new guidance is complete, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has directed employers to follow the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mask use and social distancing for fully vaccinated workers.
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Australia’s Economy Booms to Pre-COVID Levels as Consumers, Businesses Spend
CNBC – June 1, 2021
Australia’s economy extended its rapid recovery in the first quarter as consumers and businesses spent with abandon, lifting output back above where it was last year when pandemic lockdowns tipped the country into recession.
Tracking Coronavirus in Canada: Latest Map and Case Count
The New York Times – June 3, 2021
An average of 2,699 cases per day were reported in Canada in the last week. Cases have decreased by 48 percent from the average two weeks ago.
Already Under Massive Stress from the Virus, More Indian Workers Turn to ‘Gig Economy’ Livelihoods
CNBC – May 13, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic is shaking up India’s labor force, shifting the focus sharply to gig economy jobs — or on-demand, part-time work given to contract workers.
Return to Offices Drives UK Adult Contacts to 10-Month High
The Guardian – June 3, 2021
Coronavirus cases are expected to rise in the coming weeks after daily contacts among adults reached their highest level in nearly a year, scientists advising the government have said.
COVID-19 Cases Hit Lowest Point in U.S. Since Pandemic Began
Axios – June 3, 2021
Nearly every week for the past 56 weeks, Axios has tracked the change — more often than not, the increase — in new COVID-19 infections. Those case counts are now so low, the virus is so well contained, that this will be Axios’ final weekly map.
Poland’s New Daily COVID Infections Hold Below 1,000
The First News – June 3, 2021
Poland’s health minister has highlighted a sustained downward trend in the country’s daily COVID-19 infection rate.