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COVID-19 Client Advisor (July 27, 2020)

Its been a busy week. Perhaps the most significant development since our last Advisor is the Governor’s passage on Friday of a new travel advisory mandating a 14 quarantine. Also on Friday, the House passed its version of the police reform legislation by a vote of 93 to 66 following several days of debate. The [...]

2020-07-28T00:09:21-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , , |

Governor Baker Announces Mandatory Quarantine for those Entering State

Earlier today Gov. Charlie Baker established a new mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in Massachusetts or returning to the state from anywhere except lower risk states. The new order, effective August 1, is the first time the Baker administration has included an enforcement mechanism for the state's long-standing traveler quarantine requirements. The mandatory quarantine [...]

2020-07-24T12:49:04-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Employment|Tags: , , , |

DESE Transportation and Facilities Guidance

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released guidance regarding Transportation and Facilities to assist school districts in planning for a possible Fall Reopening. Fall Reopening Transportation Guidance, July 22, 2020 Fall Reopening Facilities and Operations Guidance, July 22, 2020 Below is a copy of the On The Desktop Message from Commissioner Riley [...]

COVID-19 Client Advisor (July 20, 2020)

This week’s Advisor is a bit of a potpourri with an update on workplace specific safety standards in Phase III, an overview of DESE’s updates, requirements and guidance around school reopening plans, and a legislative update regarding Police Reform efforts in Massachusetts. COVID-19 Advisor vol 14 (July 20, 2020)

2020-07-28T00:05:11-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , |

DESE Two-Step Process and Template for Fall Reopening Plans

On July 15, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released information regarding a two-step process for submitting Fall Reopening Plans and a online form/template to be used by districts. Two-Step Process for District Fall Reopening Plans, July 15, 2020 Below is the text of the On the Desktop message from Commissioner Riley [...]

2020-07-22T10:38:01-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Education|Tags: , , , , |

Additional Guidance on Reopening and FAQs

On Friday, July 10, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released an On The Desktop message with additional guidance on Fall Reopening Plans. The Initial Reopening Guidance issued on June 25, 2020 provided that districts' plans would be due in August. The revised guidance sets the due dates for districts to submit [...]

2020-07-12T08:11:50-04:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Comprehensive Special Education Guidance for the 2020-21 School Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has supplemented its Initial Fall Reopening Guidance with special considerations and guidance for services and instruction for students who qualify for special education. While DESE has asked all districts to develop plans that prioritize in-person learning, this new specialized guidance suggests that the focus on in-person is [...]

COVID-19 Client Advisor (July 1, 2020)

We have been hearing from a number of clients who are facing new challenges related to employee travel/vacations and an increase in requests for FFCRA leave related to a lack of child care. If you have been focused on these issues as well, you are not alone. On June 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of [...]

FFCRA Leave Amid School and Camp Closures

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE ON CHILD LABOR; PAID SICK AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE AMID SCHOOL AND CAMP CLOSURES On June 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two Field Assistance Bulletins to clarify issues relevant to the pandemic’s effects on the workplace. Of particular interest to employers is Field Assistance [...]

2020-07-01T01:45:21-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Employment|Tags: , , , , , , |