This page contains resources to help comply with the September 9th Executive Order.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order implementing several new policies to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. These policies where subsequently detailed in three separate actions: (1) a vaccination rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), impacting health care workers; (2) a vaccination rule applicable to federal employees and employees of federal contractors; and (3) an emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), applicable to businesses with 100 or more employees.
NOTE: All three rules faced legal challenges. At this time, the CMS rule is in effect. The federal contractor rule has been blocked nationwide by a federal court order, and appeals are pending in multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a nationwide stay of the OSHA ETS, pending further proceeding before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
While this page covers federal vaccination rules, employers should also consider whether there are any applicable state or local rules containing vaccination, masking or testing requirements for their workers.
Which employers are affected and what is the requirement?
|Federal executive branch workers and employees of contractors that do business with the federal government (government contractors).||
|All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees (OSHA ETS).||
|Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.||
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