(Page Updated on11/12/2021)

Here at the Chamber, we want to offer a hub of information to help you as we continue to navigate COVID-19 as a business, and overall, community. Here are is some general information and resources.

Section 1: General COVID-19 Information

Section 2: Vaccination Information Regarding COVID-19

Section 3 – 100+ Employer Vaccine/Testing Mandate


SECTION 1 - GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

What Employers and Employees Need to Know

Center for Disease Control Information

Business Resources

Updates from the Lancaster Chamber

Helpful Recorded Virtual Sessions Available:

The Lancaster Chamber has offered a variety of virtual content that can help you and your business. 

Email [email protected] to learn more on how to access purchase the below recorded sessions (most recent listed first)!

  • Vaccine Updates and Vaccine Info for Businesses from 8/18 (free recording)
  • 21 in 21: Strategies for the New Normal from 4/21 (free recording)
  • Strategies for Supporting Workplace Mental Wellbeing Part 2 from 12/15 (available for purchase)
  • Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace Part 1 from 12/8 (available for purchase)


SECTION 2 - VACCINATION INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19

Receiving a Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Information

CDC Guiding Principles for Fully Vaccinated People

  • Outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
  • Most indoor activities pose low risk to fully vaccinated people, especially in areas with low or moderate transmission.
  • Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant.
  • Fully vaccinated people who become infected with the Delta variant can transmit it to others.

To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Continue to follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

    Information for Employers/Resources to Share with Employees

    PA Vaccine Information

     

    SECTION 3 - 100+ EMPLOYER VACCINE/TESTING MANDATE

    The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement.


    Summary Info and Fact Sheets

    • Full Emergency Temporary Standard
    • OSHA Summary Page and Fact Sheets
    • US Chamber Fact Sheet
    • Federal Court Filings: More than two dozen states have filed multiple legal challenges in federal court against the Biden administration’s vaccinate-or-test mandate. At this time, a federal court has blocked the mandates. Click here to learn more.
    • What should employers do now? Challenges to the ETS were expected and the Fifth Circuit was the first court to take action. However, this is not the last word in litigation over the enforceability of the ETS. Employers should closely monitor developments and continue reasonable contingency planning should the ETS survive challenge.

    Webinars

    Resources for Testing