January 19, 2022

As you may know, on January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision imposing a stay on enforcement of OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”): 21A244 National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA (01/13/2022) (supremecourt.gov).

The effect of the Supreme Court’s decision is to halt enforcement while the rule continues to be reviewed more fully by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. At this time, if covered employers have not already halted preparations in light of Iowa OSHA’s earlier statement, covered employers need not take any further steps to comply with the ETS requirements. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as warranted.

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