Government Sets Vaccine Mandate Deadline

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has chosen Jan. 4 as the deadline for large employers to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or tested weekly. Unvaccinated employees will be required to wear a face mask in the workplace.

Employers with 100 or more employees will be required to ensure all employees not receiving weekly testing are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or face fines starting at $13,653 per offense. Willfully non-compliant companies or repeat offenders could face upward of $136,532 fines per offense, according to a White House statement.

Unvaccinated employees will need to provide a verified negative test to their employer on a weekly basis.

“The RV Industry Association is closely monitoring these developments impacting our members and the RV industry as a whole,” the RVIA told RV News. “We encourage members to view the recording of a seminar from last week that included practical takeaways for understanding and implementing the vaccine mandate. We will also have additional resources for members on our website in the coming days regarding the newly released ETS.”

The OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) preempts all state or local laws issued on Covid vaccine mandates, including laws that ban or limit an employer’s authority to require vaccination, masks or testing.

“Given that vaccines are safe, free, and the most effective way for workers to be protected from COVID-19 transmission at work,” the White House stated, “the ETS does not require employers to provide or pay for tests.”

Read the full ETS here.

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