The Santa Clara County Health Officer just issued a new order phasing out the May 18 Order that had introduced a vaccine-tracking mandate for employers, relieving employers of the administrative burden imposed by the groundbreaking requirement. However, there remains a caveat or two, and the county provided a list of recommendations that you should consider adopting as best practices. What do you need to know about the June 21 Order that immediately went into effect?
2 Main Considerations for Employers
The main takeaways from the June 21 Order are as follows:
Recommendations from the Health Officer
Although not required, it is important to note that the June 21 Order also contains several strong recommendations from the Santa Clara County Health Officer.
The June 21 Order also rescinds the May 13, 2020 Order of the Health Officer Directing Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Disclose Personal Protective Equipment Inventories.
What Should You Do?
Although the May 18 Order has been rescinded for all employers who have completed two rounds of ascertainment, there remain a host of COVID-19 related orders, guidance, and laws that remain in full force and effect at both the federal and state level.