September 29, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Who, What, Where, When, Why (& How)

On September 9, 2021 President Biden announced his plan for a “Path Out of the Pandemic.”  The plan included two Executive Orders and two directives instructing employers across the country, in various industries, in the public and in the private sector to require certain employees to be vaccinated and others may have the option to be vaccinated or subject to testing.  These include five key categories:

      1. A directive to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to publish a Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private sector employers employing “100 or more employees” to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or tested weekly;
      2. Another OSHA directive to cover private sector employers with more than 100 employees to provide paid leave for or recovery from vaccinations;
      3. Executive Order (EO) 14042 for certain private sector employers who are government (sub)contractors – the guidance for which was published September 24th;
      4. A directive to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement; and
      5. An EO for federal executive branch employees.

Join this interactive program, sponsored by the HR Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) as we review related issued including and not limited to:

  • Who: Which employers and which employees are impacted?
  • What: What determines if an employee must be vaccinated or may choose to be tested?
  • Where: Is there any difference if the employee is vaccinated via an on-site, employer sponsored vaccine program or independently?
  • When: As of what date or dates must employers and employee comply with the various requirements?
  • Why: For what reasons might an employer that is not covered by any of these new requirements consider requiring the same?
  • How should employers implement each of these requirements?

This event and the recording are now closed.