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Should Employers Pay for Mandatory COVID-19 Testing?

More employers are requiring their workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to regular COVID-19 testing, prompting questions about who pays for testing when workers refuse to get vaccinated. High transmission rates of the COVID-19 delta variant led many employers—including the federal government, some state governments and large companies—to revise their COVID-19 safety …

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Alpha, Delta and More: Why Virus Variants Are Causing Alarm

Viruses mutate all the time, including the one, SARS-CoV-2, that’s caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Although most genetic changes are innocuous, some can make the mutant more adept at infecting cells, for example, or evading antibodies. Such “fitter” variants can outcompete other strains, so that they become the predominant source of infections. A succession of more-transmissible …

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Country-Specific International Travel Restrictions Will Be Rescinded November 8, 2021

Beginning November 8, 2021, international travelers subject to CDC country-specific travel restrictions will be able to resume travel to the U.S. without applying for an exemption. The current travel restrictions apply to certain travelers from China, Iran, the European Schengen area (the EU), the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and India, …

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