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Biden Announces New Federal COVID Mandates

HeadlineJul 30, 2021

President Biden has announced new requirements for civilian federal employees amid the surge in COVID-19 cases from the rapidly spreading Delta variant.

President Joe Biden: “Every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not attest or is not vaccinated will be required to mask, no matter where they work; test one or two times a week to see if they’ve acquired COVID; socially distance; and, generally, will not be allowed to travel for work.”

Biden also directed the Pentagon to work toward a vaccine mandate for all military members and called on states and local governments to use federal funding they received to offer a $100 incentive for vaccinations. New York City is launching that initiative today. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., is the latest area to reinstate an indoor mask mandate for all.

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