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 against serious illness or death from the virus 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. Employers, however, 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. On the other hand, a state or particular industry may mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for certain categories of employees and workplace settings.
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.