White House Calls On Businesses To Help With Pandemic Messaging
The Biden administration is calling on America’s businesses to help put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday (2/26), Andy Slavitt of the COVID-19 response team outlined the steps that businesses can take to assist with messaging about masking and vaccinations.
ANDY SLAVITT: Our call asks three things of America’s businesses to increase the safety of employees, customers, and the community, and will help us put a more rapid end to this pandemic. First, require masking and social distancing to protect workers, customers, and others on their premises. Second, reduce barriers to vaccinations. Make a plan to get employees vaccinated and make it easier for employees to get vaccinated by providing incentives, like paid time off or compensation for employees to get vaccinated when it’s their turn.
Third, communicate with customers and educate the public about the benefits of masking and vaccinations. We are asking businesses to amplify CDC messages about masking and vaccinations on their products, properties and websites.