As COVID picks up, shots to be mandated for government workers

As COVID picks up, shots to be mandated for government workers
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[Ed. – Lockdown to follow.]

President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a series of new steps, including incentives, in an attempt to spur new vaccinations as the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the country. It will also follow the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to require its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated over the course of the next two months.

Biden alluded to the looming announcement on Tuesday.

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“That’s under consideration right now,” Biden said, when asked if he would impose a vaccination mandate on federal workers.

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