Biden laid out a plan incentivizing Americans to take the vaccine, including paid time off to get vaccinated and $100 payments to Americans who get vaccinated, paid for by government. The president also said that federal workers will be forced to take the vaccine or be required to be tested regularly.
“Every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination states,” Pres. Biden says. Anyone who does not attest or is not vaccinated will be required to mask up, be tested for COVID and social distance. pic.twitter.com/OKgm1R2jhm
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 29, 2021
“It’s time to impose requirements on key groups to make sure they are vaccinated,” Biden said. “Every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not attest will be required to mask no matter where they work and test 1-2 times a week, socially distance, and will generally not be allowed to travel for work.”
Biden said that will also apply to federal contractors.
Federal workers who don’t attest to their vaccination status or refuse to get inoculated will have to undergo testing once or twice a week, announces @POTUS.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) July 29, 2021
Biden: “If you want to do business with the federal government, get your workers vaccinated.”
— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) July 29, 2021
“From the moment I was elected I said I’d always give it to you straight from the shoulder, we need straight talk right now,” Biden said, adding that his experts tell him coronavirus cases will rise before they drop.- READ MORE