3. Health and Safety Measures
Requirements mandated by law or any official guidance.
It is mandatory for individuals and enterprises to report to nearby medical or disease control and prevention institutions, if a patient becomes infected or is suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Among other municipal governments, the Shanghai Municipal government issued a guideline for employers for work resumption including preparing protective equipment, setting up a leading team for pandemic control and collecting employees’ information regarding their health and whereabouts during the 14 days before work resumption.
Measures typically implemented by employers and the associated legal risks, limitations, obligations and issues to consider.
Employers resuming operations are required to implement epidemic prevention and control measures such as ventilation and disinfection, temperature monitoring and equipping workers and staff with sufficient protective gear throughout all working facilities. It is inevitable that the employer will collect health and travel information from employees, and therefore, the employer shall keep the personal data collected strictly confidential.