Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Updated at 2:55 p.m. on Aug. 13, 2021.

RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN
Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could make it more difficult to recruit and retain lower-wage workers in a labor market with many unfilled jobs. “We're strong believers that everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated should get…

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  1. EXACTLY! ALL small business are having a tough enough time getting people to come to work due to the Government handouts! Now, mandating a vaccination that isn’t even approved by the FDA, and those individuals that may have a valid medical reason to NOT get the vaccination are taken out of the work force! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What is the next “left hook” from the government to knock small businesses out completely?????