OSHA Vaccination Rule for Large Employers on Hold

On November 12th, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), published on November 5. The court ordered OSHA to “take no steps to implement or enforce” the ETS until further court order.

In a previous statement from the White House and OSHA, any US company that employed more than 100 people was going to need to have their workforce vaccinated by January 4th or test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. A summary of the OSHA ETS can be found here.
If implemented, the OSHA rule would cover more than 84 million employees or about 2/34 of the US workforce. The White House is encouraging all workers and businesses to continue to follow the guidance and vaccinate employee even with the legal challenge.
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