Timothy Mahoney quit his job at a Utah resort after repeatedly expressing “extreme displeasure” and “strong objections” to its reopening procedures. (Credit: Patuss89/Shutterstock.com)

The Utah Court of Appeals instructed the Workforce Appeals Board to reconsider the claim of an employee who quit his job over his employer’s alleged failure to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Timothy Mahoney worked for Troon Golf at a resort in St. George, Utah, when the pandemic hit. The property consists of 28 bungalows including a welcome center where guests register for their visits, according to the appeals court’s April 14 opinion. In March 2020, the resort remained open but the welcome center was closed. Instead, guests were provided contact-free check-in and check-out.

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