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

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

From CNN | Politics by Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak, CNN

President Joe Biden will impose more stringent vaccine rules on federal workers by signing an executive order requiring all government employees be vaccinated against Covid-19, with no option of being regularly tested to opt out, the White House said Thursday.

During a major speech meant to lay out a new approach to combating the coronavirus, the President will also sign an executive order directing the same standard be extended to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. The Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service and National Institutes of Health will also complete their previously announced vaccination requirements, which the White House estimates covers 2.5 million workers.

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