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Biden's New Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates For Businesses: What We Know So Far - Forbes

Biden's New Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates For Businesses: What We Know So Far - Forbes

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On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his administration’s new approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most significant aspects of this plan includes new coronavirus vaccine mandates. These are a significant step up from what President Biden announced back in July.

So what does President Biden’s new plan require and what does it mean for employees? The short answer is that it requires about 100 million American workers to either get the coronavirus vaccine, get tested at least weekly or face disciplinary action (like getting fired).

What Biden’s New Coronavirus Plan Requires of Workers

Biden’s new coronavirus vaccination requirements focus on four main groups of workers and employers.

First, there are private employers with 100 or more employees. They must require their workers to get the coronavirus vaccine or test their employees for the virus at least once a week. Failure to do so could result in significant fines.

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