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Stateside: Workplaces requiring vax; history of Michigan Grange; a pandemic in residence

May 13, 2021

As more people begin to return to the office, can employers require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and should they?
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Today, on Stateside, we discuss the legality of requiring employees to get a vaccine. Plus, a doctor in training writes about her time at a Detroit hospital during the early months of the pandemic.

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Can employers require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and should they?

  • Stacy Hickox is an employment law expert and an associate professor at Michigan State University’s School for Human Resources and Labor Relations.

The history and progressive legacy of the Grange in rural Michigan

  • Jillian Reese is a Historian and Curator at the Michigan History Center.

A Detroit doctor-in-training’s new book on her time in residency during COVID

  • Dr. Selina Mahmood is a second-year neurology resident at Henry Ford Health System. Her new book, A Pandemic in Residence: Essays from a Detroit Hospital, publishes May 18.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.