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COVID-19 Briefs for December 21, 2020

New DOH Vaccine Website

New York State has launched a new website dedicated to COVID-91 vaccine information. It includes information about the vaccine, the state’s distribution plan, safety measures, the process for providers to order the vaccine, frequently asked questions, and more.

CDC Vaccination Toolkit

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for medical centers, clinics and clinicians with information about COVID-19 vaccines, tips for building vaccine confidence, and tips for having effective vaccine conversations with patients.

NYC DOHMH Health Advisory on Antigen Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) has posted a Health Advisory on the proper use and interpretation of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Tests.

COVID-19 and Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its document on What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, Technical Assistance Questions and Answers.

This includes whether an employer can require its employees to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

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