California to Require State Workers Get Vaccinated or Be Tested Regularly

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U.S.|California volition necessitate each authorities workers to get vaccinated oregon beryllium tested regularly, Newsom says.

A caregiver  prepared to administer a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine successful  Los Angeles earlier this month.
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  • July 26, 2021, 2:04 p.m. ET

California volition necessitate each authorities employees and wellness attraction workers to beryllium vaccinated against the coronavirus oregon look regular, predominant testing, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced connected Monday.

“This is simply a requirement, to beryllium you’ve been vaccinated — and if you person not, you volition beryllium tested,” Mr. Newsom said, adding that the tests would required astatine slightest weekly.

NEW: CA volition person the strongest authorities vaccine verification strategy successful the US and volition necessitate authorities employees & healthcare workers to supply impervious of vaccination—or get tested regularly.

We’re experiencing a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Everyone that tin get vaccinated—should.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 26, 2021

The California determination came a fewer hours aft Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City announced a akin vaccine mandate for each municipal workers, to instrumentality effect by the clip schools reopen successful mid-September. Last week, Mr. de Blasio announced a vaccine request for nationalist wellness attraction workers — portion of an effort to velocity up vaccinations arsenic the metropolis faces a 3rd question of coronavirus cases driven by the dispersed of the Delta variant.

State and section officials, businesses and residents crossed the state are grappling with whether vaccines should beryllium mandated. The metropolis of San Francisco, respective Bay Area counties, the University of California and assorted infirmary systems astir the state person precocious announced akin mandates.

The caller request successful California volition use to astir 246,000 authorities employees opening connected Aug. 9 and beryllium implemented by Aug. 23, Mr. Newsom said.

More than 64 percent of California residents person received astatine slightest 1 dose of the vaccine, according to national data, but the velocity of inoculations has slowed. The number of microorganism cases successful California has risen to much than 6,300 connected mean per day, much than treble the regular mean 2 weeks ago.

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