Conversations with CAPLAW: Vaccines and the COVID-19 Pandemic | 10.8.21

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, continuing to impact our communities and workplaces, new legal considerations have surfaced and are evolving. The recently announced Head Start and OSHA vaccine and testing mandates will impact CAA workplace policies and operations, and many…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, continuing to impact our communities and workplaces, new legal considerations have surfaced and are evolving. The recently announced Head Start and OSHA vaccine and testing mandates will impact CAA workplace policies and operations, and many agencies are trying to chart the best course forward.

To help the Community Action network navigate this constantly shifting landscape, CAPLAW is hosting a weekly series of conversations where we discuss legal questions we’ve received about the COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates, medical and religious accommodations, vaccination incentive policies, and more. We also identify the major unanswered questions as we await additional guidance from the federal agencies. Building on last week’s discussion of recently announced Head Start and OSHA vaccine and testing mandates and the general impacts on CAAs, this week’s conversation focuses on issues around medical and religious accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for employees subject to vaccine mandates.

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