Bell Nunnally Partner Alana K. Ackels is quoted in the SHRM article “Employers Contend with Conflicts over Masks, Vaccinations.” The piece delves into issues that employers are wrestling with against the backdrop of revised masking guidance from the CDC and regional reopenings. Tensions such as masking policies for workplaces without fully vaccinated staff and navigating a world where retail customers may feel emboldened to push back against business-specific mask mandates are considered. With respect to the latter point, Ackels comments, “These individuals may feel emboldened that they need not wear masks or comply with the company's safety policies in light of the CDC's new guidance, even though the guidance still requires fully vaccinated individuals to comply with the safety protocols implemented by private businesses.”
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