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  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society HERO Act and Curbside Some members asked if the new HERO Act requirements mean that you need to return ...

  • On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its guidance concerning employers requiring COVID-19 vaccinations of their workforces. The EEOC does not expressly state that mandating vaccines is permissible, but ...

  • This week Governor Cuomo announced that The State's health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines-including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact ...

  • Still doing curbside check-in. Here is an updated flyer that might help explain things to your clients ------------------------------ Timothy Atkinson NYSVMS Albany 518-869-7867 ------------------------------

  • CDC Update for veterinarians AVMA have been working with CDC on getting the guidance for veterinary facilities updated. They have received the following from CDC as interim direction while work on the update is continuing. "Veterinary clinics ...

  • Please also refer to our article " Can I mandate that my employees be vaccinated?" Also see "Can I just allow vaccinated clients into my hospital?" 1. ADA considerations Here is an article from the Society for Human Resources Managers https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/employers-should-be-cautious-when-asking-about-vaccination-status.aspx ...

  • Great question. 1. ADA considerations Here is an article from the Society for Human Resources Managers https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/employers-should-be-cautious-when-asking-about-vaccination-status.aspx ...

  • Here is the CDC definition "For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received ...

  • We are being told by management that it's "illegal" to ask clients (or staff) if they've been vaccinated, let alone ask for proof. I don't know if they're referring to HIPAA or some other privacy law. If that's not true, how do I prove it to them? ------------------------------ ...

  • NY State is following CDC guidance. The CDC has advised that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance. Therefore, vaccinated individuals are permitted in exam rooms without masks and without physical distancing. However, ...

  • The guidelines are very clear that all businesses must require proof of vaccination if they do not follow a 6 feet social distancing policy "fully vaccinated individuals do not need to maintain social distance, businesses may eliminate the 6 feet of ...

  • What are requirements for asking about a person's COVID vaccination status? I've had clients become upset when I ask them if they are COVID vaccinated or not. If we are to allow vaccinated individuals into our offices, then we need to know their vaccine ...