According to new rules published by state officials on Jan. 7, the same day the High Court heard arguments against the federal requirement, Illinois has accepted the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test requirement for private businesses.
The Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it had filed guidelines implementing the federal Occupational Health and Safety President's (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, which requires private enterprises employing 100 or more workers to be vaccinated with a test-out option.
The OSHA guideline would compel 84 million U.S. employees to be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 or to wear masks and be checked on a weekly basis.
The laws are effective immediately, according to the Illinois Department of Labor, although employers in the state have until Jan. 24 to begin complying, with a Feb. 24 execution deadline for a worksite vaccinate-or-test plan.
10 Jan 2022