According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roofing professionals that are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Additionally, fully vaccinated roofing contractors can refrain from testing following a known exposure.
Roofing contractors and other construction professionals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To find a COVID-19 vaccine provider, search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
These updated guidelines from the CDC cover a wide variety of roofing contractor-specific activities, including: working indoors and on the roof; traveling in the same work vehicle to jobsites and the office; attending roofing industry events, such as the Western Roofing Expo September 21-23, 2021; and more.
As always, be sure to stay up to date on each state’s mask mandate when traveling outside of your usual jurisdiction. Also, these new guidelines may not apply to your crew if your jobsite is a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home, correctional facility, airport, or other high-risk location.
For more information on these new guidelines, visit the CDC’s website.