OSHA Officially Withdraws Vaccine, Testing Mandate for Large Employers 

On January 25,  2022, following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that mandated employers with 100+ employees to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially withdrew the ETS. You can see the full notice here. In the announcement, OSHA stated that “[it] is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule.” Given the breadth of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion with regard to OSHA’s ability to promulgate such a mandate, it will be interesting to see if OSHA does attempt to revive the mandate through a non-ETS regulatory process. You can read the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision here


Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses. More information here
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President Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate Update, Includes Nonprofits (Museums) with 100 or more employees

Companies, including nonprofit organizations (yes, museums), with 100 or more employees have until January 4 to ensure all their workers are either fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing and mandatory masking (masking mandate deadline is December 5). The measure was announced by President Biden in September and the 490-page regulationknown as an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), was released on November 4 by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The three page summary can be found here.
The U.S. Department of Labor has posted frequently asked questions here