As the workforce starts to return to physical offices after working remotely for more than 18 months or more, employers are doing everything they can to deter the spread of this deadly virus in the workplaces. One common practice is either an employee gets vaccinated or gives consent to get tested at regular intervals. Organizations are doing everything, right from offering incentives to paid time off to increase the vaccination rates. The idea is to create safe workplaces for people to come back to their physical workplaces.
Two of the biggest roadblocks in people getting vaccinated are pre-existing medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs. While vaccine mandates have sparked protests and lawsuits, research indicates that these mandates are leading to an increase in vaccination rates. Workplace mandates have especially encouraged those employees to get a shot who were sitting on the fence to get a shot. The widespread and contagious nature of this virus has forced organizations to consider vaccine mandates to protect their employees and deal with any worker shortages due to prolonged illness.
When asked, leaders have replied favorably that getting vaccinated has made a huge difference in the health and safety of their workforce, and there has been a significant decline in the number of cases organization wide. On the other hand some have said that such mandates are likely to cause workers to leave their jobs at a time when finding new employees already is difficult. However, as per the latest update the Supreme Court in the United States has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job with the exception of healthcare workers. Currently, the best way is to keep up your safety measures and stay safe.