In a move that is going to be announced, the administration is going to look to mandate vaccines for any companies with 100 employees or more
President Biden is expected to announce new vaccine mandates for both government contractors and companies with 100 employees or more.Biden is going to direct the Department of Labor to mandate for these companies to mandate all their employees get vaccinated or face weekly testing, according to a new report from the NY Times.
This is in addition to mandating federal contractors and millions of health care workers in medical institutions that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding to get vaccinated.
During a media briefing earlier today, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, she said federal workers would be subject to a 75-day grace period for receiving a vaccine. For those workers who refuse to get the vaccine, they will go through a process with their human resources with subject to discipline.
Biden is expected to make a speech at 5pm EDT today to discuss the measures and parts of his plan to combat COVID-19.