On Nov. 5, 2021, OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to implement President Biden’s vaccine mandate. Under this rule, companies with 100 or more employees would be required to ensure all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or otherwise submit weekly negative tests to enter the workplace. On Dec. 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay on the ETS. While legal challenges are likely to continue, OSHA and the Department of Labor are moving forward with implementation and enforcement.
Iowa's Beverage Containers Control Law, also known as the "Bottle Bill," was implemented in 1979 with the intent to clean up litter by recovering beverage containers for recycling. Iowa's bottle bill deposit law covers all carbonated and alcoholic beverages. Find out more about the redemption process and view documents, forms, and other resource links.
Iowa law requires landlords and public accommodations to allow service dogs and assistive animals that help persons with disabilities. Find out more about the Iowa laws, including what service animals are covered, what classifies as public accommodation, and what the rules are for service animals.
The Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals Food and Consumer Safety Bureau is responsible for administering and enforcing the Iowa Food Code (Iowa Code Chapter 137F) by conducting food safety inspections at food establishments (grocery stores, restaurants, and convenience stores) and food processing plants.
You can view our Coronavirus Resources webpage here. This covers information from many agencies that pertains specifically to COVID-19.
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