All healthcare workers in New York State, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult care facilities and other congregate care settings, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
California’s first-in-the-nation set of orders requiring proof of vaccination or regulator COVID-19 testing for certain employees has since been followed by several states and localities, including Washington.
Given the recent increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in Puerto Rico, on Thursday August 5, 2021, Governor Pedro Pierluisi issued Executive Order No. 2020-062, adopting new vaccination measures for different sectors.
On August 4, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will create a rule requiring healthcare workers to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing if they are not vaccinated.
On August 2, 2021, Denver, Colorado Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced that all city employees, as well as private-sector workers in certain “high-risk” settings, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021.
A corporate whistleblower can create more financial, organizational, and reputational damage to an employer by using the federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, than by using any other “whistleblower” law.
On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its long-awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), establishing new mandatory requirements generally applicable to the healthcare industry.