Massive Fines Coming for Lying About Vaccination Status

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Americans who lie about their vaccination status can face a fine of up to $10,000 and six months of imprisonment, according to new rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA released guidance Thursday specifying the requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees mandating employees get the vaccine or be subject to weekly testing. Under the guidance, anyone who “knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification” about their vaccination status can be fined up to $10,000 and or face six months jail time.

Checkpoint Research reported a tenfold increase in the number of fake vaccine cards sold on the app Telegram between August and September.

Under the new rules, workers must be vaccinated by Jan. 4 before being forced to provide weekly negative testing. Companies will not be responsible for paying for COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated workers unless a local law or union contract requires it. The mandate is expected to affect 84 million employees nationwide.

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