Businesses and employers of 100 or more people face a quickly approaching vaccine deadline.
The federal mandate which was on, then off, then back on again starts to take effect in a week.
The Vance Charter School board of directors met last Wednesday night in a special meeting. Board Chair Johnny Yount wrote in correspondence with WIZS News, “The Board addressed compliance with the OSHA Vaccination and Testing ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard). Given the recent rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, the Board also voted to re-impose an indoor face covering requirement for students, staff, and visitors.”
Yount said Vance Charter’s plan was to plan ahead, “to be prepared/proactive for whatever comes regarding the OSHA ETS outcome as it relates to employers with over 100 full time/part time employees,” he wrote.
As to the masks, he wrote, “The mask policy itself is voted upon each month and will be discussed and voted upon again at our January 10th meeting as required.”
If not vaccinated, an employee must be tested at least weekly. Citations for vaccinations are not expected until at least January 10 with testing violation citations not expected for another month on February 9.