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New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Impacts Many Maine Employers and Workers

September 9, 2021 Media Mentions
Bangor Daily News

Announced on Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden's vaccine and testing plan will mandate all employers with more than 100 workers to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested for the virus weekly. The Bangor Daily News reported in a recent article highlighting the plan that up to 169,000 workers in Maine will be affected. Within the article, Verrill attorney Robert Brooks commented that it will likely take at least several weeks until OSHA releases an emergency temporary standard rule, those rules are issued when something is deemed a “grave danger” to workers.

Read the full article on the Bangor Daily News website.

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