As our members work through the COVID-19 pandemic, FaB is connecting you to those who know and those with know-how. Make needed connections to garner the insights, knowledge, and best practices you may, or will need. Take advantage of these FaB resources, as well as our member resources.

Supreme Court Issues Stay for OSHA ETS

By Michael Best

Today, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court stayed the OSHA ETS rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees mandate all employees either be vaccinated or test weekly. The Supreme Court is returning the case to the Sixth Circuit to review the merits of the OSHA ETS. Regardless of the Sixth Circuit decision on the merits, the stay will remain in place until the Supreme Court either rules on the Sixth Circuit’s decision or there is no timely appeal of the Sixth Circuit’s decision. Even if OSHA pursues a decision on the merits and the Sixth Circuit upholds the OSHA ETS, the Supreme Court will not allow the Rule to go into place as drafted. Read more


New CDC guidelines on face masks

For the fully vaccinated, new guidance is offered on safer activities.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
  • When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
  • Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk.

Learn how your city or county may be adapting is face mask restrictions to new CDC guidelines. Find and check your local health department website here.

Encouraging Employee Vaccination: NEW Vaccine Guide for Businesses with Social Media Toolkit & Graphics

 The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in consultation with the state Department of Health Services, created a guide for employers and business owners to talk with their employees about the COVID-19 vaccines and encourage as many as possible to get the vaccination. As we all know, the faster we beat COVID-19, the faster our economy can fully open, and the vaccine is a vital part of the fight.

The guidance and supporting resources can be found online at WEDC’s COVID-19 Business Resources page. Also see these social media guidelines and graphics.


EMPLOYEE VACCINATION PLANNING

HELPFUL WISCONSIN DHS LINKS

  • Connecting with Vaccinators: In order to support employers’ efforts to ensure their employees are knowledgeable about and have access to vaccine, DHS is now offering employers of any size the opportunity to be ‘matched’ with vaccinators willing to hold employer-based clinics. Depending on the needs and capacity of the vaccine provider and employer, these clinics can be on-site at the workplace, or off-site at a vaccine provider location. In the event that an employer is not able to find a vaccine provider partner through the matching process, DHS will assist in developing a solution to allow for vaccination. If your company is interested in being ’matched’: complete the Employer Matching Survey and submit it to DHS. 
  • Find your Local Health Department here. 
  • Sign up for the DHS Newsletter
  • Email questions to [email protected] 
  • Follow DHS on social media for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout: @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter and dhs.wi on Instagram
  • COVID-19 vaccine homepage

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Recursos de Infografía e impresión (Spanish


VACCINE ELIGIBILITY

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone who is at least 16 years old, regardless of insurance status. And anyone who lives, works, or studies in Wisconsin cannot be turned away from receiving a vaccine.  

VACCINE FINDER

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program  (is a federal and state effort to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations at participating pharmacies. 

VaccineFinder.org (a tool through the CDC) has additional features for finding vaccines, including information on:

  • Vaccine type at each location (e.g., for 16-17 year olds who can currently only receive Pfizer)  
  • Whether the vaccine is in stock and available
  • Days and hours of clinics  

DEVELOPING YOUR EMPLOYER VACCINE PLAN

As we continue to understand the do’s and don’ts of developing an Employee Vaccination Plan, consider FaB’s HR & Talent Forum for best practice sharing, as well as the below member resources.


MEMBER RESOURCES

 

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