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Are Mandatory Vaccinations on Horizon? President Biden Moves the Needle

September 10, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On September 9, 2021, President Joseph Biden issued an Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all federal workers and won’t allow a testing-out option for those who refuse. They will have 75 days to get the shots or face adverse administrative action. Moreover, the mandate is expected to affect all private-sector entities with federal contracts.

President Biden also announced all employers with 100 or more employees will be required to ensure the workforce is either vaccinated or will be subject to weekly testing. In addition, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS), which doles out billions in federal medical reimbursement, will require that employees in most healthcare settings be vaccinated.

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