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The EEOC guidance on COVID vaccines is now updated. On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations.

The updated EEOC guidance on COVID vaccines provides specific focus on viral testing and antibody testing.

EEOC Guidance on COVID Vaccines: Summary of Key Updates
Key updates to the EEOC’s guidance are summarized below:

 

Given that for some individuals there may only be a short period of time required for isolation or quarantine, employers may be able to adjust a start date or permit telework (if job duties can be performed remotely).

Conclusion
It has been several months since the EEOC updated its guidance. The EEOC’s updated guidance on COVID testing provides helpful information for employers trying to navigate the challenges of returning employees to the workforce as positive cases spike. Employers may wish to review their current policies and procedures regarding COVID testing and keep up to date with CDC guidance.

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