White House delays Covid-19 vaccine mandates for contractors till January


By Maddie Bender Nov. 4, 2021

OSHA has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard for the program, which will require employers to provide paid time off and sick leave for workers to get vaccinated and recover from potential temporary side effects.” [What if they aren’t temporary? –Nass] 


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President Biden is delaying its mandate for contractors to get vaccinated until Jan. 4.SAMUEL CORUM/GETTY IMAGES

The White House is delaying its mandate for contractors to get vaccinated against Covid-19 until Jan. 4, the administration announced Thursday, as it rolled out more details about its sweeping vaccination mandates.

Contractors previously had until Dec. 8 to get vaccinated, per a September executive order from the White House. They now have until Jan. 4, as do health workers at hospitals and facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

Under a separate policy, companies with 100 or more employees will also have until Jan. 4 to mandate full vaccinations for their workers or offer a plan for weekly testing. But by Dec. 5, they must require unvaccinated workers to wear masks and undergo weekly testing…

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1 year ago

Haha! They blinked!!

Yay!!! 🙂

I figured they would. So good to see it actually happening.

1 year ago

"Senior administration officials said the policies would aid economic recovery, citing a Sept. 13 report from Goldman Sachs that concluded “an increase in vaccination and almost full vaccination at workplaces should encourage many of the 5 [million] workers that have left the labor force since the start of the pandemic to return."

Uh, no. They don't have any idea how many have left BECAUSE of mandates, do they?

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