Who Should Pay For Weekly COVID Testing: You Or Your Employer?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The federal government is one step closer to requiring many employers to vaccinate employees, or test them weekly for COVID-19. The Office of Management and Budget completed its’ review of the emergency rule on Monday and it will be published in the federal register within days.

The Labor Department’s regulation also requires employers to give workers paid time off to get vaccines, and to recover from any side effects. Any workers who opt for testing instead of vaccination must wear face coverings at work.

The new standards are defined as a minimum, meaning companies are allowed to go further by requiring vaccines and not allowing weekly testing as an alternative.

But if your company does allow weekly testing, who should pay for that testing: you or your boss?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea
WCCB News Edge contributor Ashley Anderson