The Linn-Mar School District sent out a communication letting employees know that it will be following the Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing issued by OSHA.
Employers, like the district it states, must establish, implement and enforce a written mandatory vaccination policy in the workplace requiring the vaccination of all employees.
The communication states the employer may allow any employee to choose one of two things:
Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19…
Provide proof of regular testing (once every seven days) for COVID-19 and wear a face covering.
It goes on to state employers must comply with all provisions of the rule 30 days after publication, which is Dec. 5 — except for the testing requirement. The testing requirement must be complied with 60 days after publication, which is Jan. 4.
“This ruling is being appealed in the courts at this time, but due to the condensed timeline, we wanted to make everyone aware of the requirements that will be in place as we return to school in 2022,” the communication states.
At the present time, staff was told it is not necessary to provide any documentation.
The Iowa Standard attempted to reach the Linn-Mar School District on Friday to ask who would be responsible for paying for the testing. Nobody answered the phones at the district office.