White House Announces Employers with 100+ Employees Must Ensure All Workers Are Vaccinated

Late yesterday, the Biden Administration announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be issuing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.

At this time, the ETS has not been issued by OSHA. It will go through an expedited review process and be published in the coming weeks. The ETS will go into effect shortly thereafter, with OSHA having the ability to fine businesses up to $14,000 per violation. It is also expected that the ETS, once issued, will be subject to legal challenges.

WDMA will be reviewing the ETS once issued by OSHA and will provide additional information to members as it becomes available. For questions, contact Kevin McKenney at [email protected].

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