Coronavirus

Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

You probably won’t be testing everyone at your Thanksgiving table for COVID because the tests are expensive and hard to find. Why? The federal government is partly to blame.

On Deadline Day, 90% of U.S. Government Personnel Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Another 5% are seeking exemptions and about 175,000 employees are now facing disciplinary action.

Comparing 17.5 Million Options Shows CDC Got COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Right

A study of 17.5 million strategies shows the CDC made the right recommendations for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. But there is room for improvement.

Nine in 10 NASA Employees Are Vaccinated, But More Than 1,100 Are Seeking Exemptions

Unvaccinated employees say they're at their "dream jobs," but feel strongly enough to "upend" their lives.

OPM Director Reaffirms that Essential Feds Will Have Annual Leave Restored Due to COVID-19

Federal employees deemed essential to combatting the pandemic will again be able to carry over unused annual leave that exceeds the typical cap in January.

Coronavirus Roundup: Trump Official Subpoenaed Over COVID-19 Procurement; FDA Greenlights More Boosters 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Vaccine-or-Test Requirements Increase Work and Costs for Governments

But state and local officials embrace the requirement because it creates a safer workplace while allowing employees to continue working.

The Pandemic’s Next Turn Hinges on Three Unknowns

A potential winter surge is up to vaccines, variants, and us.

You Should Get a Booster Now

America’s booster rules are far more confusing than necessary.

Army to Begin Forcing Out Soldiers Who Refuse COVID Vaccine, Including Guardsmen

New policy bars unvaccinated soldiers from re-enlistment, promotions as Oklahoma governor says National Guard need not obey Biden's vax mandate.

Congressional Republicans Attempt to Overturn OSHA Vaccine Rule 

“These resolutions each have a large number of cosponsors, suggesting that they are being used for signaling purposes despite very low odds of enactment,” said one observer. 

Texas Sues Biden Administration for Requiring Health Care Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The state has also challenged the federal government’s vaccination mandates for big businesses and federal contractors.

GovExec Daily: Is Another CR on the Horizon?

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss spending bill negotiations in Congress.

Despite Calls for Delay, White House Says Feds' Vaccination Deadline Isn't Changing

Federal workers have until Monday to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption.

Coronavirus Roundup: Court Wins Lottery to Hear OSHA Rule Case; Agencies’ Top Management Challenges Involve COVID-19

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Concerns Raised With TSA Staffing and Vaccine Mandate Ahead of Holiday Travel

Agency expresses confidence in its workforce but other officials warn disruptions are likely.

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – even when They Actually Support Them

The reasons have a lot to do with the nature of unions as representative of workers’ views, as well as the importance of protecting their right to bargain.