Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–141.02. Employer policies and workplace protections.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on December 24, 2021.*

(a) During the public health emergency, employers in the District shall adopt and implement social distancing and workplace protection policies to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace in accordance with the requirements of all applicable Mayor's Orders.

(b)(1) An employer may establish a workplace policy to require an employee to report to the employer a positive test for an active COVID-19 infection.

(2) An employer may not disclose the name of an employee whom the employer learns has tested positive for COVID-19 except to DOH or another District, state, or federal agency responsible for and engaged in contact tracing or the containment of community spread of COVID-19, or as otherwise required by law.


(May 13, 2021, D.C. Law 24-6, § 102, 68 DCR 003198.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-26, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002616).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-7, Feb. 1, 2021, 68 DCR 001822).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-483, Nov. 16, 2020, 67 DCR 13860).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-384, Aug. 13, 2020, 67 DCR 9870).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Temporary Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Law 24-6, May 13, 2021, 68 DCR 003198).

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 102 of Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-168, Dec. 23, 2020, 67 DCR 13025).