Biden Announces Plan To Get More Americans Vaccinated
President Joe Biden announced on Thursday additional efforts he is putting in place to protect federal employees against Covid-19.
Biden is mandating all federal employees and federal contractors that are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask, social distance, comply with weekly or twice weekly screening testing, and be subject to restrictions on official travel.
He is also directing the Department of Defense to look into how and when they will add the Covid-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccinations for military members.
Biden also announced that small and medium sized businesses will now get reimbursed for offering their employees paid leave to get their family members vaccinated.
Biden called on states, territories, and local governments to do more incentivize vaccinations, including $100 to those who get vaccinated.
And finally, Biden addressed school districts nationwide to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic in efforts to get more kids that are 12 and older vaccinated.