COVID-19 vaccine mandate: what you need to know

This page contains resources to help comply with the September 9th Executive Order.

Vaccine mandate overview

On September 9, President Biden signed an Executive Order implementing several new policies to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace.

NOTE: On November 4, 2021, OSHA released an emergency temporary standard (ETS) applicable to companies with 100+ employees. The ETS is currently stayed (paused) pending additional review by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. It is currently unclear when or if the stay will be lifted. Companies that fell within the requirements of the ETS may want to continue to prepare in the event the stay is lifted and will also want to continue to monitor the situation for any changes in the status of the ETS.

Which employers are affected and what is the requirement?

Affected Employers Requirement
Federal executive branch workers and employees of contractors that do business with the federal government (government contractors).
  • COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all workers and contractors.
All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees.
  • Onsite workers will be required to be either vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.
  • Employers will also be required to provide paid time off to get vaccinated and recover from potential vaccination side effects.
  • On November 4th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement the requirements. Click here to learn more.
Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.
  • COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all workers.

How ADP’s tools can help

ADP’s Return to Workplace solution offers the ability to track proof of vaccination as well as COVID-19 test results. It also includes sentiment and availability surveys, vaccine status surveys, health attestation and contact tracing capabilities.

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Additional resources

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Maintaining Compliance

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