Survey: Majority of U.S. Employers Plan to Require Vaccination

new nationwide survey of employers finds that 57% of respondents require or plan to require their employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. However, 32% of employers said they’ll require vaccinations only if OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) takes effect.

More than 30% of respondents said they were very concerned a vaccine mandate could contribute to employees leaving their organization — although only 3% of respondents with vaccine mandates reported a spike in resignations.

A large majority (84%) of respondents reported they were simultaneously preparing for the ETS’ testing mandate. But 47% are either unsure or have not decided what type of testing to use, and 40% are either unsure or have not yet decided who will pay for testing. (One-quarter will require unvaccinated employees to pay for testing unless prohibited by state law.) 12/1/2021