WASHINGTON — (TNS)President Joe Biden will require federal employees to wear masks, physically distance from others in the workplace and get tested regularly if they’re not willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The new rules place the federal government, the country’s largest employer, at the forefront of efforts to boost vaccination rates by applying pressure at offices and other job sites. Some private companies and local governments have already announced similar policies.
And they reflect a frustration with dragging vaccination rates and fears over the more contagious delta variant, which has increased caseloads.
“We have the tools to prevent this new wave of COVID,” Biden said Thursday, where he announced the new rules, as well…