U.S. mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4

Updated at 3:37 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2021.

MILLIONS OF U.S. WORKERS workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE
Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly under government rules issued Thursday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said companies that fail to comply could face penalties of nearly $14,000 per…

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