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Biden to Require Federal Workers Get Shots or Frequent Tests (2)

July 28, 2021, 5:59 PM

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that federal workers will be required to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to frequent coronavirus testing and other mitigation steps, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A vaccine mandate won’t be finalized until Thursday, the person said. A second person familiar with the matter said a federal vaccine mandate is under strong consideration.

The plan comes amid a spike in cases fueled by vaccine holdouts, which allowed the highly contagious delta variant to spread across the country.

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