WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — President Biden called on state and local governments to userelief funds to give $100 to residents who get vaccinated and said federal workers will have to show proof of vaccination or face new restrictions in the workplace, including complying with weekly testing.
“We are not fully out of the woods yet. Because what is happening in America right now is a pandemic, a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Mr. Biden said in a speech at the White House on Thursday. “Let me say that again. It’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
The new rules for the federal workers and the call for cash payments are part of a broader push by the administration to get more Americans vaccinated as theof the coronavirus fuels an increase in new infections nationwide.