COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS
Statement on the Status of the
OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS
(January 25, 2022)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees from workplace exposure to coronavirus. The withdrawal is effective January 26, 2022.
Although OSHA is withdrawing the vaccination and testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, the agency is not withdrawing the ETS as a proposed rule. The agency is prioritizing its resources to focus on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.
OSHA strongly encourages vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace.
About the Standard
- Federal Register - Withdrawal (PDF)
- Statement from Secretary Walsh on Supreme Court Ruling
- ETS Regulatory Text (29 CFR 1910, Subpart U)
- Federal Register (PDF)
- Ratification Document (PDF)
- Materials Incorporated by Reference
- News Release
- Webinar / Slides (PDF) (Spanish)
- Fact Sheets
- Social Media Toolkit (Spanish)