On August 16, 2021, NYC’s mayor issued Executive Order No. 225, as well as FAQs, on the Key to NYC Pass, which requires that patrons and employees of certain establishments provide proof of vaccination to enter.
A city Order requires individuals to wear a face mask (with certain exceptions) in any indoor setting and at certain large outdoor events, unless all present are required to be vaccinated and there is a reasonable process to confirm vaccination status.
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.
Many employers may want to avoid drawing a red line between vaccinated and non-vaccinated employees by adopting a “soft” approach, requiring that employees either provide proof of vaccination or periodic proof of a negative COVID test.
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.
Florida employers can require employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations, submit records of such vaccination, and implement other safety measures for their workplaces notwithstanding national publicity suggesting otherwise.