In September 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) that requires all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly.
Find and research this section of the EO; read it and reflect on it through the lenses of healthcare law and ethics (consider trends to receive the vaccination and what the impact weekly testing will have on resources in terms of supplies and human resources to conduct the testing)
- Does the President have the legal authority to sign such an order?
From a US perspective, what do you believe these employers will do? Will there be legal action taken to stop it?
- From your healthcare organization’s perspective, what do you believe your leadership will do?
- Reflect on what you know about COVID-19 in terms of vaccination rates, mutations of the virus, how the US is handling it, the ‘mandates’and what you believe the future will look like in two years