On Friday, November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) “to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 by strongly encouraging vaccination.” The ETS compels covered employers to develop and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose either vaccination or weekly COVID testing and masking at work.

For more information on how the ETS could affect your business, see the US OSHA issues COVID vaccine and testing ETS update.


Special thanks to law clerk Lauryn Robinson (Austin) for assisting in the creation of this content.