ABSTRACT

OSHA Jurisdiction Over Public Schools and Other State and Local Government Entities: COVID-19 Issues [Updated September 13, 2021]   [open pdf - 536KB]

From the Document: "As states and their public school systems consider how to provide education to students during the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, they face concerns about the safety and health of their students and the potential occupational exposure of their teachers and other employees, including support staff and transportation providers, to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19. Local educational agencies (LEAs), such as public school districts, and other state and local government entities are not subject to federal regulation, inspection, or enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, in 26 states and two territories, LEAs are covered by OSHA-approved state plans as discussed below. On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that OSHA is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that would obligate employers with more than 100 employees to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly for COVID-19. This ETS would not apply to public schools, except in those states with OSHA-approved state plans as described later in this In Focus[.]"

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11619
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Date:
2021-09-13
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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