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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays Safely During the Pandemic

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its holiday guidelines to stay safe while celebrating the upcoming holiday season. The best way to minimize COVID-19...

COVID-19 and Student Mental Health Resources Issued

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The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released new resources aimed at helping schools comply with federal civil rights laws that protect students with mental health disabilities....

FAQs and Guidance on Requests for Religious Exceptions to Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued FAQs and guidance about how employers should handle employee requests for religious exceptions to their workplace...

Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Booster Shots Authorized by FDA

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Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Several States Warned about Adopting a COVID-19 Health Care ETS

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the health care COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) in June 2021. Out of the 21 states with their own...

White House Unveils COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Children

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The White House released its plan to vaccinate children between the ages of 5-11, pending authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for COVID-19.

Natural Immunity and COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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President Biden recently announced sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Federal employees must now be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Private employers with 100 or more...

Cal/OSHA Amends COVID-19 Notice and Reporting Requirements

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California approved Assembly Bill 654 to amend California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 reporting and notice regulations. The bill became...

FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Booster for Vulnerable Individuals

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Recently, an independent panel of vaccine experts recommended the Moderna booster shots to those who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. This includes people over the age of...

COVID-19-Related Medical Bills Increasing Next Year

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COVID-19 medical expenses are expected to increase next year. During the pandemic’s height, insurers waived certain COVID-19-related services including emergency room copayments,...