In order to continue to combat the Covid 19 pandemic, yesterday, President Biden mandated that all companies with 100 or more employees would be required to ensure their employees are vaccinated against Covid 19. In the event that an employee is not vaccinated, the mandate requires that employees undergo weekly testing for Covid 19. The mandate applies to private sector employers, health care employers, and federal contractors. There is no testing option for federal contractors, meaning that all federal contractors must ensure that their workforce is vaccinated.
The mandate essentially takes the question of whether qualifying employers should require vaccination out of the employer’s hands. However, since qualifying employers will now be in possession of additional employee medical information, employers will want to review their policies and procedures related to same.
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