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Van Hollen Comments on Government Vax Mandate

November 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly under government rules issued Thursday. The new requirements will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations will force the companies to require that unvaccinated workers test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week and wear a mask while in the workplace. The largest employers in Allegany County include: UPMC Western Maryland; Frostburg State University;  CSX Transportation; Hunter Douglas ; Allegany College of Maryland and  Rocky Gap Casino Resort.  Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen says while there will be pushback and resistance- this mandate is the most prudent, safest course of action to pursue…