On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order, which declared that ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative. The order directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace. On June 10, 2021, finding existing regulations inadequate, OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to address specifically workers in the healthcare industry.