EMA Joins Coalition Urging Governments Not To Require Employees To Confirm Maskless Customers Are Vaccinated

EMA joined a coalition of 10 associations in sending a letter to the CDC, DHS and OSHA asking them to urge states not to put the onus of verifying vaccination status on employees, as Oregon has done, as that will put employees at risk.

The letter said retail and other employees are not equipped to enforce state and local health restrictions.

If required to do so, it could expose employees to dangerous confrontations with customers and put their safety at a far greater risk than allowing an occasional mask-less entry.

Last year, EMA worked with DOE and CDC on language to protect employees from having to enforce mask wearing by retail customers.

Similarly, this new effort to protect employees from having to validate the vaccination status of maskless customers is critical for their safety.

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