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Meetings and Visitors

Note: Employees of the LCB, Attorney General, PGCB, Auditor General and all other agencies not under the Governor's jurisdiction should contact their local HR office for assistance. 

Please note the following guidance may differ for 24/7 operations including correctional facilities, state hospitals and centers, veterans’ homes, and youth development centers, as well as those agencies following CISA’s guidance for critical infrastructure workers. Employees within such operations should continue to follow the guidance issued by their agency.  

In cases where a provision of an approved labor agreement or side letter cannot be reconciled with this policy, the labor agreement or side letter will control.

Page last updated May 8 - 12:30 p.m.

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​Are visitors allowed at the worksite? 

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​Non-essential visitors will be prohibited from entering work locations.  Meetings should take place virtually to minimize in-person gatherings and practice social distancing.  

​Are visitors required to wear masks? 

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​Yes. Masks must be worn by all visitors while at a commonwealth worksite. 

​Are masks required for the public?  

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Yes. Masks are required by the Department of Health to the protect your safety and the safety of others.  

You should provide a mask to any visitor without one. If they refuse, you should ask them to return at another time, or determine if you can assist them while maintaining social distancing.  Safety should be the first priority in considering how to handle the situation. 

​We are being told to hold virtual meetings, but we don’t have Skype for Business. What are acceptable alternatives? 

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​Skype for Business is the standard collaboration tool for all agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction and is available in two forms, with and without dial-in bridge.  All employees can create and participate in meetings without a dial-in bridge.  Most supervisors have the ability to create meetings that include the dial-in bridge.  If you have any questions regarding Skype for Business, please contact your local help desk.