Stephanie Gaston Quoted in USA Today on Vaccine and Testing Mandates

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Bradley attorney Stephanie Gaston was quoted in USA Today on the Biden administration’s new vaccine and testing mandates. Last week, President Biden signed a measure requiring employees of businesses with 100 or more workers be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing if they aren't working from home.

Although it’s been called a vaccine mandate, some of Gaston’s clients see the mandate not only as a vaccine mandate, but also as a testing mandate.

Gaston told USA Today, “The employer might decide, ‘I don’t want my employees to have to get the vaccine so instead I’m going to allow them to produce a weekly negative test.”

However, who will pay for those tests remain a huge and open question. "I think we'll see pushback if they have to pay," Gaston said of employers.

The complete article, “Joe Biden’s plan to combat COVID-19 is more than a vaccine mandate. It’s a testing mandate, too,” first appeared in USA Today on September 15, 2021. (login required)