Business can ban employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with two exceptions, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, workers can opt out of being vaccinated if they have an underlying medical condition which prohibits them from take the vaccine. Additionally, workers can refuse due to religious beliefs due to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Those with unvaccinated employees from the previously mentioned categories can ban them from the work place if it is not possible to provide accomodations "that would eliminate or reduce this risk so the unvaccinated employee does not pose a direct threat."
A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 27% of respondents say that "they probably or definitely would not get a COVID-19 vaccine even if it were available for free and deemed safe by scientists."