On June 21, Governor Jay Inslee announced that three coronavirus pandemic-related proclamations would be rescinded in anticipation of Washington state’s June 30 reopening date.
One of these proclamations, the High-Risk Worker Proclamation, will be rescinded effective Monday, June 28. The proclamation, which provides protections for high-risk workers, will transition to the new Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (SB 5115) that was recently passed in the Legislature and supported by WSNA.
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) produced an FAQ about what this means for workers who either need to continue staying home or need accommodation. The document also includes information about where and how to file complaints if employers are not providing reasonable accommodation or are retaliating against workers who need these protections. Read the FAQ.