A COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Coming Soon for Companies with More Than 100 Employees—What You Need to Know

Last week, the Biden administration announced that private employers can expect emergency rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding mandatory employee vaccinations against COVID-19. The OSHA rule, if implemented, would require that employers with 100 or more employees will need to either: (1) ensure their employees are vaccinated; or alternatively (2) require all unvaccinated employees to submit to mandatory weekly testing and provide weekly negative test results before showing up to work. Federal contractors and most health care providers accepting Medicare or Medicaid funding will also be required to implement vaccine mandates. More.