USPS workers won’t be required to get vaccinated under the executive order for federal employees, but will be required to get the shot under the rule for businesses.
With President Biden’s announcement last Thursday of new vaccine mandates, we found confusion all over social media about how the mandate for federal workers does or does not apply to the United States Postal Service.
Most of the confusion spurs from the relationship between USPS and the federal government.
On Thursday, Sept. 9, President Biden also announced more vaccine mandates for companies.
The official White House transcript says the Department of Labor “will require all employers with 100 or more employees” to have their workers “fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.”
The Post Office website shows, in 2020, it had nearly 495,941 employees. So, because that is well over 100 employees, USPS falls into this group and will have to require their employees get vaccinated or require them to take a weekly COVID-19 test.