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The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Debate

 Thursday, October 28, 2021

 Insurance Business

The Biden administration introduced a new COVID-19 Action Plan on September 09, called ‘The Path Out of the Pandemic,’ which includes measures to reduce the number of unvaccinated Americans through regulatory powers and authorities.

President Biden has signed two Executive Orders that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal workers and contractors.

He has also instructed the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft regulation that would require all companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated.

Any employees that receive accommodations and do not have to take the vaccine will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test result on at least a weekly basis.

For employers, the decision on whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccination is highly complex and fraught with exposures and liabilities.
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