Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 1:13 PMUpdated: Nov. 4, 2021, 5:01 PM

What’s in the Biden Administration’s Covid Shot-or-Test Rule (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Calling the virus that’s killed 750,000 Americans a “grave danger,” the Biden administration on Thursday issued an emergency temporary standard mandating vaccinations or at least weekly testing for workers of large employers. The measure marks the first time the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has mandated vaccination for any disease.

Which employers must comply?

The standard applies to businesses with 100 or more employees “firm or company wide,” senior administration officials said. The OSHA measure arrives at the same time as one issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requiring the inoculation of all health-care workers at its ...

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