From Axios - The Biden Administration unveiled a six-pronged plan to accelerate the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The plan includes:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create a rule that will require vaccinations or once-a-week testing for companies with more than 100 employees, anticipated to be implemented in the coming weeks.
Booster shots are expected to begin as early as the week of September 20.
Most federal employees will be required to get the COVID vaccine, with no option for regular testing as an alternative.
Large entertainment venues will be urged to require proof of vaccination or testing for entry.
Staff in school settings will be required to be vaccinated.
Additional funding will be issued to school districts to support their reopening efforts.
Over-the-counter and at-home COVID testing supplies will be increased, with Walmart, Amazon and Kroger being required to sell at-home tests at-cost for the next three months.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce the plan during a speech that is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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