Q: Is there any legal standing for harassment protection from being forced to wear a face mask as condition of employment?
I am being forced to wear a mask at my desk. I already got covid and recovered in a couple of days.
A: The short answer is no. Even though you were fortunate to recover from Covid-19, you can still spread the virus to others. Your employer is most likely required by your county health department to continue requiring all employees to wearing a mask if you are otherwise in an indoor, office setting with other employees present. We are dealing with a monumental health risk, the result of which is that everyone must cooperate and we must all do our part to stop the spread of this deadly disease. In these circumstances, individual liberties sometimes have to yield to what our health authorities tell us is the most efficacious way to get the virus under control. Masking and social distancing will be with us until we develop herd immunity, which can only happen when we all get vaccinated against the virus and can no longer spread it. It is a time consuming process, testing our patience and resilience. Hang in there and make the best of it.
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