COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Federal Vaccination Mandates: Guidance for Employers

What mandates presently apply? Three federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates have proven to be a frequently-moving target for employers nationwide as to both implementation and compliance.  As of the date of this article, all three vaccine mandates are blocked in full or in part. On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates as…

OSHA’S COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: What Employers Need to Know

  On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace went into effect.[1]  OSHA found, in part, that the COVID-19 pandemic “presents a grave danger to workers in all healthcare settings” and issued the ETS in response.[2]  Who is…

Hot Topics in Risk Management | Considerations for Requiring
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medical Practice Staff

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, health care organizations, medical practices, and other employers may consider whether, and under what circumstances, they will require employees to be vaccinated.  Employers who address this issue must balance the interests of patients and employees, who have a right to a safe office environment, with the interests of…