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[Legal memo] Issues to consider regarding mandatory coronavirus vaccine policies

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The National Restaurant Association said Jan 22, 2021, the Restaurant Law Center created a document to address questions surrounding mandatory vaccine policies.

As a best practice, restaurants should encourage all employees to get the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available, the association said. However, some restaurants are considering going further by mandating it for certain employees. The guidance addresses legal questions raised by those wanting to go the extra step by mandating the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment.

The National Restaurant Association hosted a webinar on this topic on Feb. 11, 2021, called “Taking a Shot at COVID-19: What Restaurants Need to Know About Vaccinating their Workforce. We also have a replay of a webinar with Washington Hospitality Board Member Catharine Morisset, “Get started on workplace vaccine policies,” available to view here.