Approximately a third of businesses still require workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a recent survey. Vaccination policies and exemption procedures need to be in place as employers hire new and seasonal workers.
Employer vaccination requirements decreased this year from 34 percent in 2021 to 32 percent, Mercer found in a survey of more than 700 employers. Fewer employers required one booster (16 percent) or two (11 percent).
If a spike in COVID-19 infections occurs this winter, 52 percent of surveyed businesses said they are providing additional paid time off for employees recovering from COVID-19.