As of February 6, 2024, Texas will prohibit employers of all sizes from adopting or enforcing a policy that requires applicants or employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Additionally, employers can’t take any adverse action against an employee or applicant for their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, a healthcare facility, healthcare provider, or physician can have a reasonable policy that includes requiring unvaccinated employees to use protective medical equipment if they pose a risk to patients based on their routine, direct exposure to them.

Action Item
Eliminate any policy or practice of requiring COVID-19 vaccination for applicants or employees. Pay special attention to job ads, job descriptions, or other documentation that may not get frequent review.