NATSO: Oregon Vaccine Verification Is Alarming for Retailers

Added on: May 27, 2021


NATSO and nine trade groups representing restaurants, retailers, franchises and hotels told the Biden Administration that businesses should not carry the burden of verifying customers' vaccination status to remove masks. In a letter to the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on May 25, the groups said that Oregon’s policy requiring businesses to check for  vaccination status if customers want to be maskless is "alarming." The groups asked the agencies to recognize the peril that these types of policies will create for employees and urged them to make public statements emphasizing that state and local rules should not place the burden of verifying vaccination on employees.