Biden Administration Announces COVID-19 Action Plan

September 10, 2021

The Biden Administration announced Thursday a COVID-19 Action Plan which states all employers with 100 or more workers will have to require their employees to get vaccinated or take weekly COVID-19 tests. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will issue an emergency temporary standard with this requirement in upcoming weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal. Employers will also be mandated to provide employees with paid time off to get vaccinated. This latest directive comes as cases related to the rise of the Delta variant continues. The Biden Administration will also mandate the executive branch’s federal employees and government contractors to be vaccinated. ABI will continue to monitor the requirements from OSHA and will communicate any updates with our members. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.