The operator of a New Jersey transitional housing facility was cited by OSHA after 11 employees and 28 residents tested positive for COVID-19.
Infected residents weren’t isolated and mask and social distancing mandates weren’t enforced at the facility leading to employee exposure to the coronavirus.
The operator had requirements for infected residents to be isolated and for workers to wear masks and practice social distancing, but didn’t enforce them, according to a Department of Labor news release.
Company: AMA Health Holdings LLC doing business as Seaside Guest Services, Tinton Falls, NJ
Business: Community housing services
Reasons for fine:
One serious violation for failure to:
- provide employment free from recognized COVID-19 hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm
One other-than serious violation for failure to:
- record a work-related COVID-19 illness