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With federal COVID sick leave gone, workers feel pressure to show up at work

Paid sick leave is an essential tool in the effort to prevent COVID-19 infection and keep workplaces safe, yet federal laws that offered COVID-related paid sick leave have expired, and many sick workers must wrestle with difficult questions when deciding whether to stay home.... Read more»

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Biden releases a new plan to combat COVID, but experts say there’s still a ways to go

On Sept. 9, Biden announced a six-part plan to combat the delta variant and step up efforts to get control of COVID. ... Read more»

Biden announces vaccine mandate for federal employees

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 driving a new surge in infections in the United States, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new rule for federal employees: Get vaccinated or face regular testing and other restrictions. ... Read more»