The Department of Labor (DOL) has confirm that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses will be published soon.
It is developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets a temporary emergency standard (ETS) to carry out the mandate, which requires all companies with at least 100 employees to require vaccines or weekly tests for employees.
“On 1 November, the Office of Management and Budget completed its regulatory review of the temporary emergency standard. The Federal Register will publish the temporary emergency standard in the coming days, “a spokesperson for the Department of Labor said in a statement.
Covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy that requires employees to choose to be vaccinated or to undergo regular COVID-19 tests and a face mask at work to carry, “said the spokesman. said.
President Biden’s Mandate will affect about 100 million Americans. This will include a vaccine mandate for all federal workers and contractors, in addition to a requirement that large companies mandate vaccines or regular testing for employees.
By the time he made the announcement, Biden had expressed his frustration with the 25% of Americans who have not yet received a vaccine. (That number has since dropped to about 20%).
“What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? ” he said. “We have made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. The vaccine has FDA approval. More than 200 million Americans received at least one shot. We were patient. But our patience runs out. And your refusal has cost us all. So please, do the right thing. ”
Alan is a New York based writer, editor and news junkie.