November 5, 2021
D.C. News
  • The Biden administration set a January 4 deadline for its private-sector vaccine mandate. However, all unvaccinated workers must start wearing masks indoors a month earlier on December 5. The regulations are aimed at health care workers and businesses with 100 or more employees, covering two-thirds of the nation’s workforce. Businesses that don’t comply could be fined $14,000 per infraction, and hospitals could lose access to Medicare and Medicaid dollars. Industry associations called the implementation period “insufficient” and voiced concerns that the mandate will exacerbate workforce issues. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, and here)