As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to return to work and whether you can freely cater to customers in person. One way to ease this return is to require that both your customers and employees get vaccinated. But tread lightly, as requiring a vaccine—or even proof of one—can be a minefield for businesses, Inc. reports.
In most cases, a business can require employees to get vaccinated, but they will have to make accommodations for employees who don’t get a vaccine due to a particular disability or sincerely held religious objection. The
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday banning businesses from requiring customers to show proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to get service.
The Republican governor had previously announced his intent to issue an order banning so-called “vaccine passports.” His action also barred any government agency in Florida from issuing such documentation for the purpose of providing proof of vaccinations.
In his executive order, DeSantis asserts that “vaccination passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy.”
Effective immediately, Florida businesses are barred from requiring patrons to provide documentation certifying COVID-19
WASHINGTON — When it comes to decrying the concept of “vaccine passports,” conservatives have company. The idea’s detractors now include certain business owners, who fear customer backlash and the hassle or danger of enforcing the policy, and even prominent public health advocates, too.
The proof-of-vaccine concept is gaining traction in some circles globally and within the U.S., including among some professional sports teams, a major university, and highly vaccinated countries like Israel. In New York and Hawaii, among other states, governors have pitched the idea as a means of returning to normal life.
Conversations and discussions in the Rays’ clubhouse and others around the majors are about to get interesting, and possibly inflammatory, with formal introduction of a serious subject.
One with the potential to significantly improve everyone’s working conditions. But also that can and likely will broach typically off-limit matters such as personal medical issues and philosophical and religious beliefs. And potentially cause divisiveness within their ranks.
Whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Everybody’s going to … bring their own experiences to whatever the issue is at hand. A lot of these guys, some
The Associated Press checks out some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. This one is bogus, even though it was shared widely on social media. Here are the facts:
CLAIM: If you receive the COVID-19 vaccine and die, insurance companies will not pay out on the policy because the vaccine is experimental.
THE FACTS: Life insurance policies have not changed because of the COVID-19 vaccination and getting the shot will not impact whether a policy pays out in the event of death, according to the American Council of Life Insurers.
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