President Joe Biden's mandates on the VOC vaccineID-19 extend to the private sector. Sarah Tew / CNET
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor is drafting a rule that 'll make "so that all 100 companies or more employees require COVID-19 vaccines for staff, or require unvaccinated workers to test negative at least once a week. This will impact more than 80 million workers in private sector companies, the White House said in a statement Thursday.
"Some of the biggest companies are already demanding it - United Airlines, Disney, Tyson Foods and even Fox News " President Joe Biden said at a press conference Thursday. "We will protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated colleagues. We will reduce the spread of COVID-19 byincreasing the share of the vaccinated workforce in businesses across America. "
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In addition, OSHA is developing rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees to offer time off paid to allow employees to get vaccinated or recuperate if faced with a side effects " of vaccines .
Biden also said he signed an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all federal executive employees and employees of federal government contractors.
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The requirements come after Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was fully "approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration at the end of last month. The vaccine was previously administered under an emergency use authorization, which is still in effect for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
About 75% of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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