- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing an increase in the number of employers who are either implementing or considering a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for everyone in their workplace. Further, multiple states have already implemented mandatory vaccines for particular industries, and President Biden recently announced vaccine mandates for federal employees, federal contractors, and all employers in United States who have 100 or more employees.
As of mid-September 2021, the Delta variant accounts for over 99 percent of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Delta variant is more than two times as contagious as previous variants, and some data suggests that the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people. Low vaccination rates in many states are driving the current rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, have overwhelmed hospitals, and…