Big companies need workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4

Workers will either need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or undergo weekly testing. There are allowances for religious and medical exemptions.

Associated Press

Nov 5, 2021, 10:20 AM

Updated 934 days ago

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The Biden administration announced that a COVID-19 vaccination mandate will go into place for companies with 100 or more workers.
Workers will either need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or undergo weekly testing. There are allowances for religious and medical exemptions.
Some local businesses owners already struggling to find workers say they're concerned this may cause some employees to quit. However, many New York business owners have already implemented similar rules due to state mandates.
"You want to make sure that you're protecting your employees and your customers or clients, but you're going to have to balance that, and that's going to be one of the challenges,” says John Ravitz, executive vice president of the Business Council of Westchester.
Businesses that don't follow the rules could be looking at steep fines - as much as $14,000 - for every employee who doesn’t comply.


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