Nearly half of companies plan vaccine mandates, according to a survey by Gartner Inc. It found 46% of firms plan to do so where such mandates are legally permissible. And even more firms will likely institute mandates by the end of the year.
“The new federal guidance, as well as the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Delta wave, have combined to shift executive opinion on vaccine mandates significantly since the beginning of the year,” said Chris Audet, senior director, research, in the Gartner Legal & Compliance practice.
When it comes to testing unvaccinated workers, Gartner noted there was little consensus among survey respondents. Companies were split on whether they will administer some form of on-site testing, use third-party testing services or require employees to be responsible for their own testing. It found 15% of companies plan to terminate noncompliant employees.