Note to Employer: The following sample policies address employee vaccination and vaccination status related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These samples should be modified to fit the needs of the organization.
Vaccinations are not required by law; however, government agencies, hospitals, schools, and other organizations have begun to implement policies in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Businesses and employers may determine their own vaccination policies and how to administer them for employees and visitors, but should also be aware of any state or local laws that prohibit mandating vaccination or vaccination passports. Employers should also consider ADA, FMLA, and HIPAA when making decisions related to vaccination requirements. If you choose to document vaccination records, they should be stored separately from employment files and should be kept in a confidential location.