CHFS Clarifies State Guidance on Essential Workers

On September 10, 2020, the Cabinet for Health and Family Service’s Department for Public Health issued guidance clarifying that in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of all industries in the state, only healthcare workers and first responders fall into the category of “critical” workers who may be exempt from specific quarantine requirements if exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. This classification narrows the definition of what constitutes an “essential critical infrastructure worker” under the federal advisory list on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce for workforces in Kentucky.

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