Biden to announce that all federal workers must be vaccinated, with no option for testing

Summary by Ground News
US President Joe Biden will order all executive branch employees and federal contractors to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Biden will also direct his administration to issue new rules forcing large private employers to require shots or testing. The president will also detail additional steps to increase vaccinations, keep schools open, expand testing and begin booster shots for all Americans.
9 months ago·Washington, United States

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AP source: Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID shot

President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. Just weeks after he mandated federal workers get a shot or face rigorous testing and masking protocols, Biden will sign a new executive order to require vaccination for employees of t…

9 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Reuters

Biden to require all federal workers to be vaccinated

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to require all federal employees and government contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. In July, Biden said federal workers had to get vaccinated or face regular COVID-19 testing and other restrictions like mandatory face masks at workplaces. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu

9 months ago·United Kingdom
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CTV News

Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID-19 shot: AP source

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation's economic recovery.

9 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

'Hard Pill To Swallow,' Some Federal Workers Opposed To President Biden's Latest Vaccination Mandate

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The President’s order to require most federal workers to get the coronavirus vaccine is not welcome news for everyone. “The current administration has been pro-union but this is a hard pill to swallow,” says Eric Speirs.Speirs has spent the last 11 years working as a federal correction officer and is currently at the Miami detention center.He’s finishing up his first year as union chief representing hundreds of workers. “It sh…

9 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Biden to announce vaccine mandate for all federal workers, reports say

Move goes beyond administration’s previous requirements allowing unvaccinated to get regular tests

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Washington Times

Federal employee unions push back against Biden’s vaccine mandate

Unions that represent federal workers pushed back Thursday against President Biden's plan to require all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.The American Federation of Government Employees, which is part of the AFL-CIO and represents over 670,000 federal workers, said they encourage members to get vaccinated.However, ...

9 months ago·Washington, United States
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