The White House has shared a fact sheet detailing new actions the Biden administration will take to get more Americans vaccinated which will slow down the spread of the deadly Delta Variant Virus.
President Biden will announce that, in an attempt to protect workers, “every federal government employee and the onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status.”
Employees who have not been vaccinated “will be required to wear a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physical distance from all other employees and visitors, comply with a weekly or twice-weekly screening test and be subject to restrictions on official travel.”
In addition, the President is expected to announce a directive ordering the Department of Defense “to look into how and when they will add Covid-19 vaccinations to the list of required vaccinations for members of the military.”
More on the actions: Also included in the administration’s efforts announced Thursday — expanded paid leave for employees who take time off to get themselves and their family members vaccinated.
The President will also call on states, territories, and local governments to do more to incentivize vaccination, including offering $100 to Americans getting vaccinated (Treasury released an announcement touting the incentive Thursday).
Finally, the President will call on school districts nationwide to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic over the coming weeks “in an effort to get more kids 12 and older vaccinated.”