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Vaccine Mandates Loom Large

October 12, 2021

“Vaccinating the Unvaccinated” is central to the Biden Administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic.”  Federal agency workers and military personnel are required to be vaccinated; health care facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid must require vaccination for health care workers; certain federal government contractors must ensure that covered employees are vaccinated (see our prior blog post on the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance under EO 14042); and OSHA has been directed to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”)  that will require all employers with more than 100 employees to require vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing for all employees.  The ETS is expected to be issued soon without formal notice and comment rulemaking and will be effective for only six months.

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