Although the President’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for a national vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers has been put on hold by the federal courts, the administration is proceeding under the assumption that it will ultimately be upheld and implemented. Earlier this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency responsible for development and ultimate implementation of the ETS, announced that it was extending the timeframe for public comments on the ETS until January 19. Comments on the ETS must be submitted electronically to on Docket number OSHA-2021-000. The ETS itself does not require any public comment period, per se, however in order for the ETS to be converted into a permanent standard, federal law requires public comment. The ETS was challenged by over half the states in the country and those lawsuits have been consolidated and that case is pending before the Cincinnati-based U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.