Growing Number of U.S. States Require Health Care Workers Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seven U.S. states plus the District of Columbia now require employees and independent contractors who work in health care settings, which can include massage therapists, to get vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Additionally, such requirements in both the District of Columbia and Washington State apply to all massage therapists, including those in private practice.

Among the regulations and executive orders issued by state governments, most pertain only to people working in such health care facilities as hospitals, chiropractic offices, hospice or others—which could include massage therapists who work in one of those types of medical facilities. These new rules were issued between mid-August or early September and go into effect soon.

Currently, seven states—California, New Jersey, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington—plus the District of Columbia, now require health care workers to become fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19); of those, two entities—the District of Columbia and Washington State—now include massage therapists in their category of health care workers who must be vaccinated in order to run a private practice. Many other states have recently re-issued indoor mask mandates and other safety guidelines.

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