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Oregon Issues New Rule Requiring Vaccinations of Healthcare Workers by Mid-October

Following on the heels of an executive order by Oregon’s governor requiring full vaccination for teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools, the Oregon Health Authority issued a new rule requiring that healthcare providers and healthcare staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 18, 2021.  Read more from our Oregon colleagues here. Continue Reading…
August 27, 2021

Oregon Issues New Rule Requiring Vaccinations of Healthcare Workers by Mid-October

Following on the heels of an executive order by Oregon’s governor requiring full vaccination for teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools, the Oregon Health Authority issued a new rule requiring that healthcare providers and healthcare staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 18, 2021.  Read more from our Oregon colleagues here. Continue Reading
August 27, 2021

Connecticut Mandates Vaccination for Employees of Broadly Defined ‘Long-Term Care Facilities’

Connecticut is requiring certain healthcare employees be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Connecticut joins other states, including Washington and Massachusetts, in mandating vaccination. Connecticut’s Executive Order, issued on August 6, 2021, requires employees of long-term care facilities be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Executive Order broadly defines “Long-term care facility.” Read about this new law... Continue Reading
August 10, 2021

California Mandates Vaccination for Workers in the Health Care Industry by September 30th

With the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the state of California has started implementing new measures to try to combat the rise.  On July 26, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order requiring covered healthcare facilities to verify the vaccination status of all workers and put mandatory testing requirements in place for... Continue Reading
August 9, 2021

CDC Recommends Everyone Wear Masks in Areas With Substantial or High Transmission of COVID-19

In its latest guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone — including individuals fully vaccinated with one of the available COVID-19 vaccines — wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus. It also recommends that everyone get tested following exposure to someone with a... Continue Reading…
July 28, 2021

Mask On? Mask Off? Mask On? What Employers Need to Know About The New CDC Guidance

The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The new CDC guidance also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers,... Continue Reading
July 27, 2021

Mask On? Mask Off? Mask On? What Employers Need to Know About The New CDC Guidance

The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The new CDC guidance also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers,... Continue Reading…
July 27, 2021

Indiana District Court Denies Students’ Challenge to Indiana University’s Vaccine Mandate

Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, both public and private, have issued policies requiring students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall semester. In the first court case to address a challenge to a university’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the Northern District of Indiana denied a preliminary injunction motion... Continue Reading…
July 23, 2021

New Ohio Law Restricts Ability of Public Schools, Colleges to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

Public schools and universities are barred from requiring vaccines that have not received full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under Ohio House Bill 244 (HB 244), signed by Governor Mike DeWine on July 14, 2021. The new law goes into effect on October 13, 2021. Read more about this new Ohio law here. Continue Reading…
July 23, 2021

New Ohio Law Restricts Ability of Public Schools, Colleges to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

Public schools and universities are barred from requiring vaccines that have not received full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under Ohio House Bill 244 (HB 244), signed by Governor Mike DeWine on July 14, 2021. The new law goes into effect on October 13, 2021. Read more about this new Ohio law here. Continue Reading
July 23, 2021

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