Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
When to Use
Employers may wish to require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine for several reasons, including protecting their employees from infection and safeguarding the continuity of their operation. Currently, federal guidance allows an employer to implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy as long as it addresses certain issues, including a procedure to handle requests for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. However, employers should consult state and local law to determine whether there are any restrictions on an employer's ability to require or recommend vaccinations for its workforce. For example, Oregon employers are prohibited from requiring an employee to get vaccinated as a condition of employment unless that immunization is required by federal or state law, rule or regulation.
The COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy below should be customized to fit an organization's particular needs and adhere to federal, state and local law and guidance.