Vaccine required for federal contractors

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will require all federal contractors to ensure their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19.

The move, which is being challenged by some Republicans, means any future projects involving federal dollars will only be available to companies that can ensure their workforce has been vaccinated.

“If you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce,” said Biden.

The president also announced that the Department of Labor will now require employers with 100 or more workers to give those workers paid time off to get vaccinated.  

“No one should lose pay in order to get vaccinated or take a loved one to get vaccinated,” Biden added.