The below is an excerpt of the Washington Post article published by Eric Yoder on April 16, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
The Biden administration has set the first government-wide standards for testing federal employees for the coronavirus at the workplace, telling agencies to be transparent about how the process will work and what might be done with the results.
Guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month authorizes agencies to implement testing both to screen employees and diagnose possible infections among those who have symptoms consistent with covid-19, as well as to identify those who may have been exposed to the virus.
The guidance leaves room for agencies to adopt different practices, telling them to apply the standards “according to the situation in their workplace or workforce” and consider factors such as whether an employee has been fully vaccinated.
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