CGA Industry Toolkit for COVID-19 Response

(Toolkit updated: January 13, 2022)

In this online toolkit, we provide resources, links, and other critical information related to the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, to assist members of the Compressed Gas Association as well as others in the industry in your response efforts during this pandemic. This content will be updated as needed, so be sure to refresh your web browser to see all the latest news and information.

Toolkit Table of Contents

Top Stories / Featured Resources

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a ruling blocking OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which mandated that employers with 100 or more workers require COVID vaccines or weekly testing of employees.

It had been estimated that the OSHA ETS vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers would impact more than 80 million workers.

A less sweeping vaccination rule affecting health care workers at facilities receiving federal money was allowed by the court.

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Companies with 100 Employees or More

November 5, 2021

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) “to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 by strongly encouraging vaccination.” On Friday, November 5, 2021, this rule was published in the U.S. Federal Register and took effect.

Under this standard, companies with 100 employees or more must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work in lieu of vaccination…

CGA Meets with White House to Discuss Vaccine Requirement Impacts on Industry

October 29, 2021

CGA President & CEO, Rich Gottwald, and Board of Directors Chair, Chris Ebeling, met with White House representatives on October 26, 2021 to express concerns about the unintended consequences of OSHA’s proposed Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a weekly negative test result if not vaccinated…

Medical Oxygen Suppliers Respond to Surging Demand  from COVID-19 Hospitalizations

August 27, 2021

As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rise in hotspots such as Florida, member companies of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) are taking extraordinary measures to respond to surging demand for medical oxygen in those communities. Our members are committed to deploying all available resources to respond to the increased demand for medical oxygen and working collaboratively with health care providers, as we fight this pandemic together. Health care remains a top priority for our industry….

U.S. Government News & Resources

In this section of the toolkit, we highlight news, links, and resources related to the U.S. government response to COVID-19, at the federal, state, and local level.

Canada Government News & Resources

In this section of the toolkit, we highlight news, links, and resources related to the Canada government response to COVID-19, at the federal, provincial, and local level.

CGA News & Resources

We highlight here resources and news from the Compressed Gas Association to assist CGA members in your response to COVID-19.

For additional news and resources, see the CGA page of this COVID-19 industry toolkit.