On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing. The ETS requires that employers with more than 100 employees require most employees get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and masking. OSHA’s ETS preempts any conflicting state or local laws.

  1. What does the ETS require?


This morning the meteorologist advised that our high temperatures in Texas won’t dip below 100 for the foreseeable future.  I’m thankful I heeded my Kindergarten teacher’s (Wanda Kite) advice to avoid anything ending up on my permanent record and I don’t have to dig ditches for a living.  However, many Texans work outdoors everyday in these conditions