A Few Cheers, Many Worries Among US Businesses Facing COVID-19 Vaccine, Test Mandate

Big names in Corporate America including Amazon.com Inc cheered U.S. President Joe Biden as he mandated employees either get vaccinated or be tested regularly, but some mid-sized companies worried that the plan would be tough to carry out and unpopular with a slice of their workers. Earlier on Thursday, Biden took aim at vaccine resistance in America, announcing policies requiring most federal employees to get COVID-19 vaccines and large employers to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly. The new measures would apply to about two-thirds of all U.S. employees, who work for businesses with more than 100 workers. Much of Corporate America was silent as it digested the news. A few household names such as Amazon supported Biden, and Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc said they already required vaccines for those entering U.S. offices. But some mid-sized companies worried about losing employees at a time when they are …Read More

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