Biden to Order Federal Workers, Contractors to Get Covid Shots

by 24USATVSept. 9, 2021, 5:50 p.m. 20
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President Joe Biden will order all executive branch employees and federal contractors to be vaccinated against coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter said -- a move that stretches the administration’s authorities to new lengths as it seeks to quell the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic. Biden will sign the executive order Thursday, according to the person, before outlining the requirements in a speech scheduled for 5 p.m. at the White House. The president will also detail additional steps to increase vaccinations, keep schools open, expand testing and begin booster shots for all Americans. The directive marks a significant hardening of the administration’s position on vaccine mandates amid the surge in the delta variant that threatens to overwhelm hospitals in parts of the U.S. The mandate is likely to face pushback from labor groups. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Subscribe to our newest channel Quicktake Explained: https://bit.ly/3iERrup Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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