Confusion over Whether Postal Workers Exempt from Vaccine Mandate

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier pushes his cart in the rain on Manhattan’s Upper West Side during the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, April 13, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Update 9:00 p.m.: This article was updated following additional clarifications from the Biden administration on vaccine requirements for the Postal Service.

U.S. Postal Service workers are subject to a rule to be developed by the Labor Department mandating coronavirus vaccinations for workers and weekly testing for non-vaccinated employees at companies with over 100 workers, a senior Biden administration official told CNN and the Washington Post.

The clarification came after the Washington Post reported that White House officials said U.S. Postal Service employees are exempt from the Biden administration’s new coronavirus vaccine mandates for federal workers.

“We strongly encourage them to comply with these standards,” White House officials initially told the Post.

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