The President also announced the signing of a new Executive Order that mandates vaccination for every federal worker in the executive branch and employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. Through additional executive action, the President will likewise require vaccination for workers of most healthcare providers that accept Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. Workers who are not yet fully vaccinated will be given a limited window of time within which they can receive both shots without penalty. Though the exact length of time has not yet to be determined, the White House offered 75 days as an estimate.
There are many lingering questions that are likely to be answered when these regulations are ultimately released, which is anticipated to be a few weeks from now. In the meantime, we encourage you to reach out to our professionals with any questions you may have about vaccinations or COVID-19 mitigation in your workplace. Here at K|W|W, your workforce is our priority.