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Updated November 17, 2021

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. It is a curated collection of information in one place.

OSHA ETS UPDATE
On November 17th, OSHA officially announced via a posting to their website that, “While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation." On November 16th, the US judicial panel on multidistrict litigation randomly selected the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to consolidate all petitions. In all, there were 34 petitions in 12 different circuits. AGC of America has yet to receive information in regards to the next steps in the process.

OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
November 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.


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.

Preparing for the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate Webinar Series presented by AGC of America

Webinar One: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Leveraging Outside Solutions to Meet the Mandate
November 8, 2021
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Webinar Two: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Practical Considerations for Construction Firms
November 10, 2021
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Webinar Three: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Contractual Considerations for Construction Firms
November 11, 2021
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AGC of America COVID Vaccine Mandates Chapter Townhall November 4, 2021
COVID Vaccine Mandates Chapter Townhall pdf
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Understanding the Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate October 25, 2021

EEOC Shares Internal Religious Accommodation Request Form October 28, 2021
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided the public with the EEOC’s own internal religious accommodation request form as a reference for employers and employees. While the EEOC’s internal forms typically are not made public, the EEOC shared this resource given the extraordinary circumstances employers and employees face due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The form is available here.

EEOC Issues Updated Covid-19 Technical Assistance October 29, 2021
Provides Additional Information on Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccine Requirements
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws.

Safer Federal Workforce Vaccine FAQ September 27, 2021
by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, including: the White House COVID-19 Response Team, the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Task Force members include: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Protective Service (FPS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the United States Secret Service (USSS).

New CDC Study: Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous COVID-19 Infection September 7, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors Update
September 29, 2021, provided by Woods Aitken
Who is a covered Federal Contractor and when must their employees be vaccinated.
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Managing COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates provided by Woods Aitken
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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 webinar: Strategies to Improve Workplace Vaccination Rates and Preparing for Various Mandates
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AGC of America Coronavirus microsite updated daily and indexed


State Directed Health Measures


Mask mandate extended for Lancaster County until November 24 October 27, 2021


Mask mandate to continue for Lancaster County until end of October September 29, 2021


Lancaster County, NE mask mandate effective August 26, and State rejects Douglas County's request for approval to issue directed health measure August 25, 2021


U.S. Department of Labor issues updated guidance on protecting unvaccinated and other at-risk workers from the coronavirus August 20, 2021


50-State Chart on Vaccines, Exemptions, and Related State Issues from Fischer Philips, August 16, 2021


Fact Sheet: Update on Federal Employee/Contractor Mask Mandate August 2, 2021


Woods Aitken's Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Archived Resources