Biden Vaccine Mandate Draws Mixed Reactions as Businesses Respond to Revamped COVID-19 Protocols
Last week, President Biden announced a new vaccine mandate that will soon require businesses with more than 100 employees to have their workers vaccinated or tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus, with substantial penalties for non-compliance. This new federal mandate is poised to affect an estimated 100 million American workers across both the public and private sectors.
“What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see?” said Biden, as reported in a recent CBS News article. “We’ve made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. The vaccine has FDA approval. Over 200 million Americans have gotten at least one shot. We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us. So please, do the right thing.”
Vaccine Mandate Six-Pronged Approach
CBS reports the new mandates are part of a six-pronged White House strategy to battle the COVID-19 Delta Variant and boost vaccinations as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to climb. The six pillars are: vaccinating the unvaccinated; furthering protection for the unvaccinated; keeping schools safely open; increasing testing and requiring masking; protecting economic recovery; and improving care for those with COVID-19.
While CNN reports some businesses are welcoming the protection the vaccine mandate offers, the New York Times reports that some politicians are calling the new mandate unconstitutional.
Bloom Helps Large Businesses Navigate the
Biden Vaccine Mandate
As employees and employers navigate this continuing pandemic, Bloom Health Partners is on a mission to make the unstoppable possible for businesses, schools and TV/film production companies. We innovated the COVID-19 testing delivery model, creating a modular lab operations structure that allows us to bring high-tech dedicated labs TO our clients. And we take pride in protecting employees with FAST, accurate, gold-standard PCR testing solutions, customized to each organization’s operations, locations and teams.
Bloom’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine tracking solutions, in combination with consulting services from immunology experts, can help employers stay open, healthy and compliant while ensuring employee health data is securely collected and managed.