Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector workers to begin Jan 4

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccines at the White House in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden responds to a question from a reporter after speaking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines and booster shots in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

By Nandita Bose, David Shepardson, Ahmed Aboulenein and Tom Hals

President Joe Biden will enforce a mandate that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting Jan. 4, spurring legal challenges from Republican governors who say Biden is overstepping his authority.