President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers

2021-09-14T02:18:53+00:00

On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all of their workers are either tested for [...]

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers2021-09-14T02:18:53+00:00

New York City Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for All Public School Staff

2021-09-02T20:08:54+00:00

New York City officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that all Department of Education (DOE) employees in the city are required to provide proof of a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 27. This mandate aligns with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to city officials. It [...]

New York City Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for All Public School Staff2021-09-02T20:08:54+00:00

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage

2021-09-02T14:03:34+00:00

The widespread availability and administration of COVID-19 vaccines have changed the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States. However, vaccination coverage varies across the United States, and transmission risk remains considerable in areas with low vaccination rates. The emergence of more transmissible variants—including Delta—increases the urgency to expand vaccination coverage and for organizations to [...]

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage2021-09-02T14:03:34+00:00

FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

2021-09-02T14:04:06+00:00

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third vaccine dose for immunocompromised individuals—roughly 3% of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to diseases and their effects. This latest FDA authorization aims to help protect these individuals from [...]

FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised2021-09-02T14:04:06+00:00

CDC Recommendations for When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

2021-04-06T02:46:17+00:00

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated [...]

CDC Recommendations for When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-192021-04-06T02:46:17+00:00

CDC Says Double-masking Offers Additional Protection Against COVID-19

2021-04-06T02:46:43+00:00

In a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings on maximizing the fit of cloth and medical procedure masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission and exposure. Notably, the research found that double-masking substantially improved source control of COVID-19 and reduced wearer exposure. According to the CDC's report, double-masking refers to fitting [...]

CDC Says Double-masking Offers Additional Protection Against COVID-192021-04-06T02:46:43+00:00

CDC Guidance for Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

2021-04-06T02:47:08+00:00

Making COVID-19 vaccination part of your workplace wellness program may offer benefits to you and your employees. To aid in keeping their workplace healthy, employers can consider offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations at work locations. This HR Insights article provides an overview of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for workplace [...]

CDC Guidance for Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs2021-04-06T02:47:08+00:00

CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals

2021-04-06T02:59:42+00:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released interim COVID-19 vaccine considerations. Notably, the guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals who meet certain criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19. According to the CDC, vaccinated individuals who have been exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed [...]

CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals2021-04-06T02:59:42+00:00

CDC Recommendations for At-home COVID-19 Testing

2021-04-06T03:00:06+00:00

You and your health care provider might consider an at-home collection kit or test if you have COVID-19 symptoms and can’t get tested by a health care provider. At-home collection kits and tests are available either by prescription or over the counter in a pharmacy or retail store without a prescription. The Centers for Disease [...]

CDC Recommendations for At-home COVID-19 Testing2021-04-06T03:00:06+00:00

IRS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Relief for Health FSAs and DCAPs

2021-04-06T03:00:33+00:00

On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). Temporary Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs The Notice is intended to clarify the application of special rules for health FSAs and DCAPs provided under the [...]

IRS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Relief for Health FSAs and DCAPs2021-04-06T03:00:33+00:00
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