On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed OSHA to issue a rule requiring private sector employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that employees either get an approved COVID-19 vaccination or produce a negative test on a weekly basis. In addition, the rule will require that these employers grant employees paid time off to get vaccinated and recover from any post-vaccination symptoms. OSHA will be issuing an Emergency Temporary Standard to implement these requirements. Other steps announced by President Biden are as follows:
We will be issuing additional guidance when OSHA issues its rule for private sector employers with 100 or more employees and as additional details regarding these new federal COVID-19 initiatives become available.