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New rules outlined by the Biden administration will extend the deadline for millions of workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19 per requirements by the federal government. Under the announcement, workers can wait until after the new year to get their final shot.
The deadline for federal workers and contractors and large employers covered by new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules will be Jan. 4, White House officials told the press Wednesday night, alleviating concerns about worker shortages if mandates took effect before the holidays. The previously announced deadline of Dec. 8 for contractors worried employers about labor shortages ahead of the holidays coinciding with lengthy shipping delays amid Christmas shopping set to ramp up.
The article goes on to state the following:
The new rules apply to 100 million people — about two-thirds of the U.S. workforce. The OSHA mandate is for any private business with more than 100 employees, which the White House officials said covers about 84 million people, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines require healthcare workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated, affecting an estimated 17 million workers at 76,000 healthcare facilities. The CMS rules are for clinical and nonclinical employees, students, trainees, and volunteers.
Federal government employees and contractors will also be affected by the mandate.
“For our country, the choice is simple: get more people vaccinated, or prolong this pandemic and its impact on our country,” Biden said a statement Thursday morning. “The virus will not go away by itself, or because we wish it away: we have to act. Vaccination is the single best pathway out of this pandemic.”
“There have been no ‘mass firings’ and worker shortages because of vaccination requirements,” Biden continued. “Despite what some predicted and falsely assert, vaccination requirements have broad public support.”
Joe Biden release a 391 word statement to promote vaccine mandate instead of delivering a speech pic.twitter.com/PO4iF3EX1w
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 4, 2021
The deadline for both federal workers and large employers covered by new OSHA rules to get their final vaccine shot will be Jan. 4.
White House officials said it will help avoid concerns about worker shortages if mandates took effect before the holidays.https://t.co/GOUykvgKGm
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 4, 2021
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