From vaccine mandates for millions of workers to increased fines for mask-less travelers, here's how President Biden's new plan could affect you.
President Joe Biden has unveiled a new "action plan" plan to confront the COVID-19 surge that's being driven by the spread of the delta variant. It mandates vaccines for federal workers and contractors and certain health care workers, requires employees at companies with 100 or more workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly, lays the groundwork for a booster shot campaign and recommends that large venues require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. The plan also makes recommendations on keeping schools open.
Key parts of the plan:
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President Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated.
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