“One problem that has many businesses confused, is determining what steps are permitted or required to ensure the workplace is safe and complies with federal, state, and local guidelines, while simultaneously staying within the boundaries of privacy laws and other applicable regulations. This article explores the potential risks that U.S. businesses face when considering the collection and retention of medical data from their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, and possible future pandemics. This is done by addressing three questions: 1) Are health screenings required for employees? 2) How should health screenings be administered and recorded? and 3) Can businesses ask or require their employees to be vaccinated?”
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