What’s the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Organizations?

Written by Dianne Wilson on February 3, 2022

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has withdrawn the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), that took effect on November 5, 2021.

The ETS required covered employers to create and mandate a COVID-19 vaccination policy, with an exemption for employers that mandated face coverings and regular testing for employees who were not vaccinated.

The intention was to “protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees.”

Even though OSHA has withdrawn the vaccination and testing ETS, it is still being regarded as a proposed rule. The current focus of OSHA is finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.

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Our team will continue to monitor relevant updates as they come about.

You can access a variety of additional resources for businesses navigating COVID-19 any time here on our COVID-19 resources page. If you have any questions, need assistance or would like more information about how this impacts your specific organization, please connect with your Warren Averett advisor or have a member of our team reach out to you.

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This article was originally posted on November 5, 2021 and was most recently updated on February 3, 2022.


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