August 2, 2022
The federal government is slated to publish a new, permanent set of COVID-19 rules for healthcare workers in early Fall 2022. (See here.) In years past, federal OSHA published temporary COVID-19 rules for healthcare workers (those rules, you might recall, were called emergency temporary standard). Those temporary rules expired last December.
December 21, 2021
COVID-19 laws are changing rapidly and unpredictably. This past Friday, December 17, 2021, a federal court in Ohio surprisingly reversed a nationwide injunction against federal OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccinate-or-testing mandate for large employers (i.e., employers with 100 or more employees). Thus, effective last Friday, the federal OSHA rules (the “Rules”) are back in effect.