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President Biden announced a new plan to vaccinate U.S. workers in an ongoing attempt to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.  Under the new plan, large employers will have to require that their workers get Covid-19 vaccines or undergo at least weekly testing.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirement. We will share that as soon as it becomes available.  According to the initial information available about the President’s plan, businesses that don’t comply can face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. According to administration officials, the President also plans to require vaccinations for workers in most healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, as well as federal employees in the executive branch and government contractors. It is expected that these new mandates will cover approximately 100 million workers.  If you have questions about how this development might affect your organization, please contact Johnson & Bell Employment Shareholders, Genevieve M. LeFevour, Christopher J. Carlos and Brian C. Langs.

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