OSHA Issues Long-Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Rules for Private Employers

This morning, OSHA announced its new COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (Vaccination/Testing ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees to either ensure that each worker is fully vaccinated or to require weekly COVID-19 testing. The White House had previously announced OSHA would be taking such action, but the details on how such a mandate would work, how employees would be counted and what hoops an employer would have to jump through if not mandating vaccines for all employees were absent until this morning. Additional advisories, with more specific information on each requirement, will be forthcoming, but here is what we know so far. More.