Columbia University New York State HERO Act Model Plan
On March 17, 2022, the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the HERO Act ended. Private sector employers are no longer required to implement their workforce safety plans. For more information, please see the press release @ https://health.ny.gov/press/releases/2022/2022-03-18_hero_act.htm
Columbia University has adopted the New York State Department of Labor’s Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan for Private Education to protect Columbia University employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health.