Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What should I do if my employee tests positive for COVID-19?

New Jersey does not have any COVID-19-specific policies regarding sick leave or job security for private employers. Businesses must abide by existing sick leave and job protection laws.

However, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly suggests that employers instruct any workers who are known to be infected with COVID-19, unvaccinated workers who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and all workers with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home from work.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.

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