Educating Employers on New COVID Requirements
Oct 14, 2021
New mandates surrounding COVID-19 vaccination rules are understandably raising questions from employers. On November 4, OSHA released the long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private sector employers with 100 or more employees. The standard will require covered employers to establish, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy or a policy that gives employees a choice between being vaccinated or undergoing regular testing and wearing a mask at work.
The ETS will cover two-thirds of the private sector workforce nation-wide and is driven by President Biden’s executive order September 9, designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Affected employers can view a 30-minute webinar for information about the changes.