Charleston Hospitality Group’s CMO speaks on Covid-19 vaccination policies
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – In a move impacting more than 100 million workers around the country, President Joseph Biden announced all federal employees will be required to get vaccinated.
In addition, he is also directing the Department of Labor to develop a rule requiring all private businesses with more than 100 employees to implement vaccination requirement. Alternatively, unvaccinated employees can opt for weekly testing. The move pits the federal government against South Carolina officials against vaccine mandates with business caught in the middle.
“Some of the biggest companies are already requiring this: United Airlines, Disney, Tysons Food, and even Fox News,” Biden said. “The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. We’re going to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America.”
Across the nation, the vast majority of businesses employ fewer than 100 employees, making up about 53 percent of the workforce. In South Carolina, the numbers are similar.