COVID-19 vaccines or weekly tests to be mandated for millions of U.S. workers

By: - September 9, 2021 4:04 pm

The White House said President Biden developed the new plan after “hearing input from all sides and negotiating in good faith” with senators. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz).

WASHINGTON — More than 80 million employees of private businesses in the U.S. will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing as part of the Biden administration’s latest strategy for combating the still-surging coronavirus pandemic.

The upcoming vaccine rule for companies with at least 100 employees is one plank of an increasingly aggressive effort by President Joe Biden and his administration to ensure Americans are protected against the virus. 

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes New Jersey Monitor. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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