WH Sets Jan. 4th Vax Deadline For Large Companies

The New York Times reports:

The Biden administration said on Thursday that large companies have until Jan. 4 to ensure that their workforces are fully vaccinated under a sweeping new coronavirus health measure that will cover 84 million private sector workers.

The plan was first announced in September by President Biden, who directed the Labor Department to invoke its emergency powers over the safety of workplaces to require businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations for all employees.

Workers who refuse to get vaccinated must undergo weekly testing. Mr. Biden has previously imposed vaccine requirements on federal workers and companies that receive federal contracts. But the new rule covering employees of all large private businesses is a more dramatic use of his executive power.

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