President Biden is touring to Chicago on Thursday to discuss vaccine mandates.
Chicago was picked in half as a result of it’s the residence of United Airlines, which turned one of many first main carriers to require photographs for its 67,000 U.S. staff. Other airways have adopted with related necessities, together with American Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines.
Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, introduced the journey on Wednesday, and mentioned Mr. Biden would give attention to the success of vaccine mandates.
Last month, Mr. Biden mentioned he would use his presidential powers to require two-thirds of American staff be vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus. That included a personal sector to mandate that every one corporations with greater than 100 staff require vaccination or weekly testing.
Mr. Biden additionally moved to mandate photographs for well being care staff, federal contractors and the overwhelming majority of federal staff, who might face disciplinary measures in the event that they refuse.
Mr. Biden will speak in regards to the impression that these necessities are having, Mr. Zients mentioned.
“We believe that vaccination requirements at workplaces are very effective and an efficient way to ensure people are vaccinated or tested,” Mr. Zients mentioned.
United Airlines has beforehand mentioned that it could terminate about 600 staff for refusing to adjust to its vaccination requirement. About 99 % of its U.S. work power has been vaccinated, in accordance to the airline.