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U.S. Department of Labor Extends COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Comment Period

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, OSHA extended the comment period for the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard to January 19, 2022. OSHA extended the comment period by 45 days to allow stakeholders additional time to review the ETS and collect information and data necessary for comment.  On November 5th, OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from the spread of coronavirus on the job. The emergency temporary standard covers employers with 100 or more employees. Covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to either get vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work. More information about the ETS is available on OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS webpage.