Maine employers may require COVID-19 vaccinations for public-facing workers

As the coronavirus vaccine raises hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated in the coming months, some workers in Maine may be wondering if their employer will be able to require them to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

The answer appears to be: probably.

New guidance from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) aims to identify the degree to which employers can require workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and what exceptions are permissible.

“There is nothing in Maine or federal law that expressly prevents employers from
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