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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Vaccines, Masks and Testing has been withdrawn


Known as the Vaccine and Mask Mandate or ETS, it applied to employers with 100 or more employees. It was initially overturned in the 5th circuit, reconsidered by the 6th  circuit, and stayed by the US Supreme Court.

On Monday, January 24, 2022, OSHA scheduled the Federal Register publication of its withdrawal notice to be printed on January 26, 2022. The summary states “OSHA is withdrawing the November 5, 2021, emergency temporary standard (ETS) which was issued to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID–19 by strongly encouraging vaccination.” The withdrawal will be effective on January 26, 2022.

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