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On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that all employers with more than 100 workers will be forced to require coronavirus vaccinations or test employees weekly. The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. And the roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the coming weeks plans to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirement. Businesses that don’t comply can face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. In addition, President Biden has issued an Executive Order directing that all federal workers and employees of contractors that do business with the federal government to be vaccinated or otherwise subject to weekly testing.
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