According to a new company statement and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Boeing employees will have to show proof of vaccination by Dec. 8, when President Joe Biden’s executive order on vaccine requirements takes effect.
President Biden’s executive order on the vaccine mandate requires all government contractors to vaccinate their employees against COVID-19 by December, although people may request medical and religious exemptions. Companies with more than 100 employees must also have vaccinated employees, but anyone who refuses can opt for regular testing on COVID-19.
Like Wall Street Journal notes, state contractors must vaccinate their employees, and there is no possibility that workers are only regularly tested for COVID-19, such as employers with more than 100 employees.
LikeBoeing is a huge government contractor bound by President Biden’s executive order from last month, but there is still some question about how different the feedback is companies can give against the federal mandate to be vaccinated. A few Republic state prosecutors they said they would fight the president order and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed an executive order banning any mandate of the covid-19 vaccine in the state. Abbott’s order does not apply to any other thing because of which school children in Texas must be vaccinated in order to attend classes, but it is in direct opposition to the federal order.
It is unclear what Boeing employees in Texas will have to do, and Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for clarification. Obviously, federal law would override anything states adopt if conflict arises, but we can probably expect many lawsuits on the issue in the coming weeks and months.
Vaccinations have become political football in the U.S., with Republicans largely opposed to the vaccination mandate against COVID-19, and Democrats largely for them. But we know that vaccinations are the only thing that will allow the world to truly emerge from a pandemic that has fundamentally turned so many lives upside down for almost two years.
The United States reported 111,707 new cases of covid-19 on Tuesday and 2,541 deaths from the disease, according to the New York Times.
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