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Mandates, increased testing included in COVID-19 battle strategy

You and your family may be facing more mandates and restrictions in the near future after the Biden administration announced their strategy to get a handle on the rising cases of COVID-19. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he is calling on all workplaces with more than 100 employees to require vaccination or be subjected to weekly COVID-19 tests. The strategy also includes providing easy access to booster shots, increasing aid to schools to stay open, and improving support for COVID-burdened hospitals. In recent weeks before Thursday’s announcement, people were asked if they were concerned if new restrictions would creep in due to COVID-19. Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck said last month he feared that the variant would destroy the progress that has been made.

Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel stated earlier this month that while he fears new restrictions could come, he knows they have a job to do.

Rep. Mike Gallagher said last week that people should be allowed to live their lives after absorbing the financial and mental health costs of the last year.

Republican governors in states like South Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Wyoming are preparing for litigation, saying the collection of mandates and new restrictions are federal government overreach.


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