대통령 조 바이든‘s administration is moving forward with its plan for a health and safety mandate that will affect two-thirds of the American workforce.
목요일에, 바이든, 78, said that he and his administration are proceeding with a proposal to require all companies with over 100 employees to make sure their workers are vaccinated against 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 or submit to weekly testing. The president first announced plans for the proposal 지난 달, and shared the latest updates during a press conference at a visit to Clayco Construction Site in Elk Grove Village, 일리노이, near Chicago.
“The Labor Department is going to shortly issue an emergency rule – which I asked for several weeks ago, and they’re going through the process – to require all [employers] 이상으로 100 사람들, whether they work for the federal government or not – this is within the purview of the Labor Department – to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or face testing at least once a week,” 바이든이 말했다.
“전체적으로, this Labor Department vaccination requirement will cover 100 million Americans, about two thirds of all the people who work in America,” 그는 계속했다. “And here’s the deal: These requirements are already proving that they work.”
Making the case for the vaccine and testing mandates, Biden stressed that vaccination requirements are “nothing new” in America and challenged companies to enforce such protocol, requiring employees to get vaccinated.
“With vaccinations we’re going to beat this pandemic finally,” 그는 말했다. “Without them, we face endless months of chaos in our hospitals, damage to our economy and anxiety in our schools and empty restaurants and much less commerce.”
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Biden acknowledged that while he understands not all Americans agree with the idea of a COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirement, inoculations are the surest way the country can beat the ongoing pandemic.
“바라보다, I know the vaccination requirements are a tough medicine. Unpopular with some, politics for others. But they’re life-saving, they’re game-changing for our country,” 그는 말했다.
During the press conference, Biden also directly addressed unvaccinated Americans, urging all to get the shot.
“For folks who haven’t gotten vaccinated, 끝내다. Do the right thing. 그것은 당신의 생명을 구할 수 있습니다. It can save lives of those around you,” 그는 말했다. “We can end this thing. It’s easy. It’s accessible, and it’s free to get the vaccine.”