Santa Clara County Employers: Have You Asked Your Employees If They’re Vaccinated Yet?

In accordance with Santa Clara’s Covid-19 Health Order (“Order”), all businesses within Santa Clara County must determine whether their employees, contractors, and volunteers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 by June 1st.

An employer in Santa Clara County may comply with this Order by having all employees fill out a short County Provided self-certification form or an employer may choose to request an employee to submit a copy of their vaccination card.  Additionally, employers will be required to obtain updated vaccination statuses for all employees who are not fully vaccinated every 14 days thereafter.

This Order does not require employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine but rather serves as a method for employers to be better able to track who is vaccinated in order to better determine an employer’s response in the event there is an exposure to Covid-19 in the workplace.

Failure to comply with this Order may subject a Santa Clara County employer with a fine of up to $5,000 per violation, per day. It is important that Santa Clara County employers comply with this Order as well as all Covid policies and protocols required by Cal/OSHA and stay up to date with new Covid-19 legal requirements as we move closer to June 15th (California’s Re-Opening Day). To learn more about how this Order affects your business and what you need to stay compliant with California Labor Laws, contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.

 

This material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500. (photo credit: 123rf.com)

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