This Saturday, October 1, all of Chile enters the Opening phase of the “Step by Step, We Continue to Take Care of Ourselves” Plan, except for Rapa Nui and Juan Fernández. At this stage, the end of the mandatory use of the Mobility Pass and the mask is highlighted (except in health facilities and it is recommended in public transport and crowds).
Given this scenario, doubts have been raised as to whether employers can force their workers to wear masks in the workplace; question that was answered by the undersecretary of Public Health, Christopher Squarewho specified that the use of a mask in the workplace cannot be required, but this input must be available.
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In the midst of the television balance on the evolution of Covid-19 in our country, Cuadrado indicated that “there are places where the use of masks is strongly recommended, such as public transport and closed places where there are large crowds.”
Along these lines, he stressed that a mask should be worn if a person has respiratory symptoms in order to avoid contagion of Covid-19 or another disease.
Provision of masks in the workplace
The health authority insisted that every employer must yes or yes have masks for workers. “It cannot be required by employers, what is required and controlled is that employers have personal protection elements available,” Cuadrado concluded.