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Biden's mandatory vaccine mandate for private employers adopted by Illinois

According to new rules published by state officials on Jan. 7, the same day the High Court heard arguments against the federal requirement, Illinois has accepted the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test requirement for private businesses.

The Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it had filed guidelines implementing the federal Occupational Health and Safety President's (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, which requires private enterprises employing 100 or more workers to be vaccinated with a test-out option.

The OSHA guideline would compel 84 million U.S. employees to be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 or to wear masks and be checked on a weekly basis.

The laws are effective immediately, according to the Illinois Department of Labor, although employers in the state have until Jan. 24 to begin complying, with a Feb. 24 execution deadline for a worksite vaccinate-or-test plan.

10 Jan 2022


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