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Vaccines: Employer Guidance

Employers who provide clear and accurate COVID-19 vaccination information and establish comprehensive policies can help increase vaccine uptake among workers. 

Employers also can choose to require the vaccine for employees. The Department of Justice recently issued opinion that states federal law does not prohibit such a requirement. Read the opinion here.

Vaccine Requirement Case Studies

COVID-19 vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce severe illness and death. High workforce vaccination rates ensure a safer atmosphere compared to a workforce with low vaccination rates. The SAFER team at NSC is introducing a case study series looking at businesses of different sizes to share lessons learned from implementing vaccine requirements. Our first case study is United Airlines.

Promoting Confidence and Addressing Barriers

Promoting confidence in the vaccine and addressing potential barriers to vaccination leads to more people getting vaccinated and fewer illnesses and deaths.

Antigen Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 4, 2021, released Antigen Testing for Screening in Non-healthcare Workplaces - A Tool to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19. This printable fact sheet provides information about antigen testing, test results, reporting results and test frequency to help employers make informed choices. 

Antigen tests can detect current infection before an employee enters the workplace or returns to work. This type of screening is especially useful for employees who do not show any signs or symptoms, or have known exposure to COVID-19. It is also useful for workers at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, like business travelers and those who work in crowded indoor spaces.

How Other Organizations are Navigating the Vaccine