Successfully implementing the latest employee vaccination mandate

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On August 19, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed Executive Order No. 13D, revised on September 10, 2021, as Executive Order No. 13G, mandating that individuals working for the state or in state hospitals and individuals working in public or non-public pre-K-12 schools or child care facilities must be vaccinated for COVID-19 by September 27, 2021, unless eligible for an exemption or a test option. 

Recently, important guidance on implementing the Executive Order was released and provided critical information on how individuals subject to the Executive Order must prove and authenticate their vaccination status or request an exemption from the mandate. You will also find details on the requirements for proving compliance with the related testing mandate if you have employees working under an approved exemption. 

This guidance also addresses how the state, state hospitals, school boards, and child care facilities must maintain vaccination documents, including exemptions, and verify compliance with unvaccinated individuals’ testing requirements. In addition, the Executive Order defines the specific entities and categories of individuals subject to the mandate. 

We’re in this together. CIRMA is here to help. 
CIRMA is dedicated to helping you successfully navigate Executive Order 13G—adhering to the latest guidelines will help protect your public entity from associated liability issues. Remember to contact your general counsel with questions about complying with Executive Order No. 13G. In addition, our Underwriting team is standing by to provide specific information related to your entity and the appropriate liability coverages and endorsements that are in place to address qualifying claims—feel free to contact them for more information on your policy.

Don’t miss out and register for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, September 23 at 1 p.m. for pertinent details on the latest guidelines and recent changes made to the vaccination mandate through Executive Order 13G. You’ll also benefit from exploring additional State Department of Public Health guidance, which provides insight into what the state will require of each school district to ensure compliance with the Executive Order.

Members would also benefit from our latest webinar on this topic. In addition, CIRMA’s legal partners at FordHarrison facilitate a robust overview of Governor Lamont’s Executive Order, including information on the employees it applies to and how to manage requests for medical and religious accommodations and exemptions effectively.

The information contained within this document should be solely interpreted as preliminary guidance regarding the statewide administration of vaccinations as part of emergency municipal programs and operations. As with all claims, CIRMA will continue to make compensability determinations on a claim-by-claim basis.

This material is intended for informational purposes only, and descriptions of insurance coverage are general in nature and are not to be construed as actual policy language. This material does not amend, extend, or otherwise affect the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy issued by the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), nor is it a representation that coverage does or does not exist. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances of each claim or loss, all relevant policy provisions, and applicable law. In addition, the availability of any coverage referenced in this document depends on underwriting qualifications and Connecticut State and Federal regulations.