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  • Am I permitted to be selective as to whom I allow in and only let those clients in who have been vaccinated against COVID? If I can do this would I / should I require proof of vaccination? A veterinary hospital generally can require clients to have ...

  • Early in 2020 the Governor closed down most of the State under Executive Order 202.6. Veterinary medicine was not initially included in the list of essential workers, so that only emergency services and food production were permitted to continue. ...

  • No. OSHA does not expressly require that employers recommend that their employees receive the COVID vaccine. We note, however, that it still would be prudent for employers to adopt a written policy encouraging employees to do so. ------------------------------ ...

  • All the current vaccines got Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), not full FDA accreditation. Does this matter in a legal setting? What more will it take for these vaccines to get full FDA approval? An argument could be made that vaccines with ...

  • If a veterinary hospital does NOT require all employees to be vaccinated, and if someone on their staff or a client contracts COVID, are they then liable for damages? For not abiding by common sense OSHA requirements? An employer could potentially ...

  • Can I coordinate with other veterinary hospitals in order to all be on the same page and require COVID vaccination? The intent here is to make it difficult for employees who refuse the vaccine to find it easy to get a comparable job at a nearby competitive ...

  • If an employee leaves because they don't want the vaccine, are they entitled to unemployment insurance? If they file a claim can I fight it and expect to win? The answer is not entirely clear. Generally, unemployment insurance pays employees who ...

  • If I mandate that employees must be vaccinated and if a hesitant employee gets a reaction what are my liabilities? If they have a vaccine reaction that requires medical attention, is this a workers compensation case? Generally speaking, if an ...

  • Great, thank you!

  • Fixed - here is the link https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/Cornell+Vet+COVID-19+updates+-+COVID+vaccines+common+questions/1_5a506ylp ------------------------------ Timothy Atkinson NYSVMS Albany 518-869-7867 ------------------------------

  • Apologies - I have fixed that link now https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/Cornell+Vet+COVID-19+updates+-+COVID+vaccines+common+questions/1_5a506ylp ------------------------------ Timothy Atkinson NYSVMS Albany 518-869-7867 ----------------------- ...