Vaccine Requirements for Employers The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidance on pandemic-related policies for employers. While any policy will need to be checked against both state laws (for example, if that state has prohibited employer vaccine passports) Read More
Evidence suggests that there are several challenges facing school districts planning for summer 2021 and the 2021–22 school year—and that these challenges disproportionately affect disadvantaged students and schools—but research can also inform those planning efforts as well. A new RAND Read More
Health Systems and Strategies This article by Panda et al. reports a qualitative study of health care worker (HCW) redeployment strategies based on interviews with hospital leaders from 9 hospitals in 8 health systems across 5 countries (USA, United Kingdom, Read More
Legal Epidemiology and Pandemic Control Law is a structural determinant of health. Variations in how states and local jurisdictions have written, interpreted, and enforced laws can affect the health of the associated communities. The implementation of thousands of new laws Read More
Racial and Ethnic Disparities This article by Reitsma et al. adds to the literature on racial and ethnic disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article analyzes exposure risk, testing, and cases, providing a detailed assessment at the subcounty level Read More
Can an Indiana employer require Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment? As a general rule: Yes, a private employer can require an employee to get a vaccination, but most employers shouldn’t need to do this to ensure a safe Read More
Health Workforce  This study by Bhandari et al. evaluates the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. health care labor market. The study found that unemployment rates increased dramatically for all health care industries, hitting unprecedented highs for dentists’ offices Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This perspective by White & Lo responds to concerns that existing ICU triage protocols for allocation of scarce critical care resources may compound existing inequities that disadvantage patients from Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Read More
When Can We Declare the Pandemic Over? Back in January, the Biden Administration released the first parts of its plan to “beat” Covid-19. What, exactly does “beat” mean? While this sounds like the beginning of a graduate seminar discussion, as Read More
Data is continually emerging on how students are faring academically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. From the near-universal school closures in March 2020 through widespread disruptions and shifting instructional modes throughout the 2020–21 school year, students’ educational progress has been Read More

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