Biden: Workplaces Can Legally Require Employees to Get Vaccinated

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President Joe Biden will require federal workers to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and submit to frequent coronavirus testing as the highly contagious delta variant is causing cases to spike in the U.S.

The rules will cover millions of federal workers, including the military and on-site contractors, according to the White House. Biden, who will announce the requirement Thursday, also asked his team to take steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors and encourage private sector employers to follow the same approach.

The requirements come in response to vaccine holdouts, whose refusal to get shots has allowed the delta variant to spread.

Biden’s administration had hoped that most Americans would voluntarily choose to be vaccinated, limiting the ability of the virus to spread. But only about 49% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated. In recent days, there’s been a rebound in first shots in a few of the worst-hit states.

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