U.S. Labor Dept vaccine and testing mandate coming in days -White House

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Labor Department will issue its national COVID-19 vaccine and testing rule for large employers in the coming few days, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday.

President Joe Biden announced in September a nationwide vaccine or testing mandate for every business with at least 100 employees, which will be implemented as a rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“That will be coming quite soon. So in a matter of days at this point, and I’ll leave the details to the rule when it’s made public by the Federal Register.” Zients told reporters.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu, Alexandra Alper, and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Chris Reese)


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