President Biden will mandate that federal workers get vaccinated without the option of regular testing instead when he gives a speech Thursday afternoon outlining six steps his administration will take to combat a rise in coronavirus cases across the country, according to a report.
Biden will sign an executive order stipulating that the requirement also pertains to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government, CNN reported.
Among the steps he will announce are efforts to increase the number of Americans getting vaccinated, to keep schools open and to protect those who have already had their shots as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, the White House said.
The president will also address testing, mask-wearing, and efforts to prevent COVID from damaging the economy.
“So he’s going to outline the next phase in the fight against the virus and what that looks like, including measures to work with the public and