Updated November 20, 2023
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. It is a curated collection of information in one place.
EEOC Continues to Allow Certain COVID-19 Protocols in Its Latest COVID-19 Guidance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its COVID-19 technical assistance, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, in response to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, appearing to give employers permission to continue many of their COVID-19 practices and protocols. The “ADA” is the Americans with Disabilities Act. 5-25-2023
Federal Vaccine Mandate Ends
The Biden Administration recently announced its plans to end the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates, including those for federal contractors and federal employees, effective May 12, 2023. President Biden will issue an Executive Order (E.O.) officially repealing the mandates. The Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce reiterated that federal agencies “should not take any steps to require covered contractors and subcontractors to come into compliance with previously issued Safer Federal Task Force guidance, or enforce any contract clauses implementing E.O. 14042.” The Taskforce will issue additional guidance once the new E.O. is issued. It is believed that the Taskforce will soon be disbanded, or at least its authority significantly reduced. 5-15-2023
What the public health emergency ending means for your health coverage
The COVID-19 public health emergency is ending on May 11, 2023. Here are five important changes to your health coverage you may see. 5-11-2023
AGC of America: An Update on the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Click here to read. 9-6-2022
UPDATE: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Click here to read. 8-29-2022
CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk
Click here to read. 8-16-2022
Lincoln and Lancaster County employees required to wear masks again
Click here to read. 7-19-2022
OSHA extends emphasis program on COVID-19
Citing data that shows hospitalizations “may increase significantly in the coming weeks,” OSHA has extended its revised National Emphasis Program on COVID-19 until further notice. 7-6-2022
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Nebraska, use the tools below to keep current on your county's situation and check with your local Health Department regularly. 5-12-2022
CDC’s COVID-19 tools are regularly updated with the latest information, data, and guidance. Many of these tools connect to resources in several languages.
Vaccine Finder: Find COVID-19 vaccine or booster locations near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
Find Free Masks (N95 Respirators): Find a list of pharmacies that provide free masks (N95 respirators) by using this tool, then check with the location for availability.
Interactive Ventilation Tool: Decrease the level of COVID-19 virus particles during and after a guest visits your home. See how particle levels change as you adjust ventilation settings in your home.
COVID-19 County Check: Find COVID Community Levels in your county and find out which prevention steps to take based on the levels in your area and your own risk of severe illness.
COVID Data Tracker: Get the most recent data on COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths. Explore COVID-19 data focused on health equity and specific populations. Maps, charts, data, and trends provided by CDC, updates daily by 8 pm ET.
Get Free Self-Tests: Self-tests for COVID-19 give fast results and can be taken anywhere, regardless of your vaccination status or whether or not you have symptoms. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order two sets of four free at-home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today.
Quarantine and Isolation Calculator: Determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19 if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have COVID-19. The calculator is intended for a general audience, and does not apply to healthcare or high-risk settings like prisons.
Test to Treat Locator: You must take COVID-19 medication within days of your first COVID-19 symptoms days. COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. Use this tool to find where you can get tested and treated in the same location.
Governor Ricketts signs LB 906e
LB 906e allows Nebraskans to claim medical or religious exemption from coronavirus vaccination requirements in most workplaces. The bill has an emergency clause and will take effect at 12:01AM on March 1, 2022. Click here to download the exemption form. Click here for more information.
Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandate on Hold
The federal contractor vaccination mandate remains on hold since the December 17, 2021, decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to maintain a nationwide stay (or freeze) of the mandate until—potentially—as late as April 2022. Click to read.
AGC Releases New Series of COVID-19 Vaccine PSAs to Encourage Construction Workers to Get Their Shot
AGC of America is releasing a new series of COVID-19 vaccine PSAs designed to encourage construction professionals to get their shot. The series will feature testimonials from workers who did not get their shot, contracted COVID and nearly died. They are now urging their co-workers to get their shots. Other videos feature construction mentors talking about the value of the vaccine. You can view the current videos here. The videos urge people to visit AGC of America’s vaccine toolkit to learn more.
AGC of America has compiled new resources about the benefits of vaccination and encouragement to get the COVID-19 vaccine along with resources to assist with vaccine policies.
Click here for the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
AGC of America Coronavirus microsite updated daily and indexed