Bradley attorney Stephanie Gaston was quoted in USA Today on the Biden administration’s new vaccine and testing mandates. Last week, President Biden signed a measure requiring employees of businesses with 100 or more workers be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing if they aren't working from home.
Although it’s been called a vaccine mandate, some of Gaston’s clients see the mandate not only as a vaccine mandate, but also as a testing mandate.
Gaston told USA Today, “The employer might decide, ‘I don’t want my employees to have to get the vaccine so instead I’m going to allow them to produce a weekly negative test.”
However, who will pay for those tests remain a huge and open question. "I think we'll see pushback if they have to pay," Gaston said of employers.
The complete article, “Joe Biden’s plan to combat COVID-19 is more than a vaccine mandate. It’s a testing mandate, too,” first appeared in USA Today on September 15, 2021. (login required)