Companies with US employees should be aware of new requirements that employees be vaccinated or subject to weekly testing for the Covid-19 virus.

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden issued two executive orders (EOs) with a six-prong strategy to combat the COVID-19 variants, aimed to “save […] lives […] while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.” The EOs prescribe mandates and recommendations for federal workers and contractors doing business with the government, private employers, school systems, and the health care industry. These EOs build on earlier vaccination requirements for federal workers the president issued in July.

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