Friday, January 21, 2022
On Wednesday night, legislative leaders said that Gov. Ned Lamont will not seek an extension of the executive orders relating to vaccination and testing requirements for state employees. The Executive Orders are set to expire on February 15th. At this time it is unclear what, if any, executive orders the state legislature will codify into law. It’s important to note however that there is a federal vaccination requirement for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare facilities – including state facilities – that accept Medicare and Medicaid. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.)
We expect to hear from the Lamont Administration shortly as to what state and federal vaccine/ testing requirements they believe will exist after February 15th. The impact of any such requirements will need to be bargained. We will provide additional updates as we learn more information.