• Vaccine updates you need so your business (and community) can recover

    February 02, 2021
    Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection against the virus. In Washington, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal unveiled a plan to vaccinate teachers by the end of spring in partnership with Kaiser Permanente.

    For the latest on this and all vaccine-related news, AWB will host the next Covid-19 Vaccine Update webinar Thursday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

    Vaccine distribution is key to getting businesses back open and allowing our economy to rebound. This webinar is part of the Covid-19 Employer Resources series that began last March to provide reliable, accurate information to our state’s business community on the coronavirus pandemic and response.

    Michele Roberts, acting assistant secretary for the prevention and community health division at the state Department of Health, will provide updates to Washington’s employers and business community.

    Two experts from Lane Powell will discuss the employment law aspects of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, including the pros and cons of:
    • Mandatory vaccination programs, including legalities and pre- and post-emergency use approval;
    • Voluntary vaccination programs, including legal considerations of any program; and
    • Incentives, including legal considerations.
    Featured speakers:
    • Michael Kitson, shareholder at Lane Powell and seasoned attorney in employment law matters; and
    • Christine Thelen, shareholder at Lane Powell with an array of expertise on HR policy, compliance, employee relations and workplace issues.
    This webinar is free and open to all via Zoom. Register for login information here.