Should I make changes to our mandatory COVID testing policy?

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On July 12, the EEOC updated its position due to the evolving pandemic. Now employers are required to assess whether current pandemic and individual workplace circumstances justify viral screening testing. Possible considerations for employers include the level of community transmission, vaccination status of employees, likelihood of breakthrough infections, ease of transmissibility of current variant(s), type of contact employees have with others and potential impact on operations if an employee enters the workplace with COVID-19.

Meet the Expert

Karen Shannon is Vice President of Business Consulting/CHRO for Ollis/Akers/Arney. Karen has served in senior leadership positions in banking and human resources for over 30 years. She and her team provided HR services to 5,000 employees across the US, United Kingdom, India and Mexico. Today, she works with world-wide clients on key business and HR strategies which have resulted in cost savings upward of $7 million.

Karen received her MBA and BA in Business Administration and Economics from Drury University. She is a graduate of Leadership Missouri, past president of the Junior League, and was appointed to the Board of Trustees for banker education for the Missouri Bankers Association. She has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations and is a regular presenter at national and regional conferences. Karen was recognized in 2000 by the Springfield Business Journal in its inaugural class of the Most Influential Women in Business.