US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday; that all federal workers need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. If not, they will have to go through regular COVID-19 testing; at their workplace and wear a mask. The announcement comes amid the rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases; in the country.
Get Vaccinated or Get Tested Against COVID-19 Every Day: Joe Biden
President Joe Biden declared on Thursday; that all federal employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19. Or else, they will have to get themselves regularly tested for the virus; and wear a mask during their working hours. As we all know; the COVID-19 Delta variant is slowly becoming dominant in the United States. Therefore, the government has to take some strict measures; to curb the virus spread. In fact, the government has decided to take this important step; in order to curb the virus spread.
This Rule Will Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States
A statement from the White House said that they are taking this step; in order to encourage private sectors to take this step as well. President Joe Biden has instructed his management; to implement similar standards on all government contractors. However, the White House had tried to avoid; making vaccinations compulsory for the federal workers. But now it seems that they are trying to encourage; more and more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Moreover, the authorities have made it clear; that they are taking this step; in order to curb the fast-spreading Delta variant in the country.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Compulsory in Other Sectors as Well
Several colleges have also implemented; a similar rule for their students. Besides that, various businesses have also made COVID-19 vaccinations; mandatory for their employees. The federal government will ask its employees and contractors; to attest to their vaccination status at their workplace. President Joe Biden has made it very clear; that people can either get vaccinated or get tested on a regular basis. Those who are unvaccinated will have to wear masks; follow social distancing. Besides that, restrict work travel as well.
President Joe Biden has Urged People to Get Vaccinated
Recently, CDC has taken back its statement; about vaccinated people not wearing masks. It doesn’t matter if a person is vaccinated or unvaccinated; they still have to wear masks indoors. President Joe Biden has urged the citizens; time and again to get vaccinated amid the rising Delta variant; in the US. Moreover, some places have even made vaccinations compulsory. However, the new guidelines will kick in from Saturday.