White House delays Covid-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees, contractors

The White House is delaying its mandate for federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against Covid-19 until Jan. 4, the administration announced Thursday, as it rolled out more details about its sweeping vaccination mandates.

The country’s millions of federal workers and contractors previously had until Nov. 22 and Dec. 8, respectively, to get vaccinated, per a September executive order from the White House. They now all have until Jan. 4, as do health workers at hospitals and facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

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