NSBA Urges Caution in Employer Vaccine Mandate

September 10, 2021

Sept. 10, 2021

Molly Day

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, President Biden announced a plan to require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate all employees get the COVID vaccination or submit to weekly testing. NSBA will continue to evaluate the best way to move out of the pandemic and strongly encourages all individuals who can to get the vaccine.

Please see below a statement from NSBA President Todd McCracken.

“Small businesses first and foremost want the pandemic—and resulting economic challenges they’ve been facing—to end, and while we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, making business police individual behavior could have adverse effects, particularly when it comes to business penalties and regulatory burdens.

“Ultimately, this rule isn’t likely to impact most small businesses given the 100 employee threshold, and a realistic implementation date is likely months away. However it is critical that any kind of mandate of this magnitude is given ample consideration both for its overall efficacy as well as potential unintended negative consequences.

“We look forward to working with the administration and policymakers on both ends of Pennsylvania Ave. to ensure a safe, reasonable return to normal—something the small-business community has been working hard to promulgate.” 

Celebrating more than 80 years in operation, NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S., and we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Please visit www.nsba.biz or @NSBAAdvocate.