Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 3:00 PM

Covid-19 Testing Doesn’t Come Cheap for Companies Embracing It

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Companies considering whether to give workers the option of being tested for Covid-19 instead of getting vaccinated face wildly variable testing costs that can run into the thousands of dollars.

The testing cost issue stands to become more important under the Biden administration’s mandate that companies with at least 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or tested at least weekly by Jan. 4. The rule was published Thursday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Workers are expected to pay for their own masks and tests, unless an employer opts to pay or is required to by other laws ...

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