Pennsylvania governor praises Biden’s vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden’s promise on Thursday to punish certain businesses that don’t test workers weekly for COVID-19, or require vaccination as a term of employment, elicited praise from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

“I’m grateful that the Biden Administration is taking strong steps to protect the public,” he said. “I strongly support the efforts at the federal level to prioritize vaccinations, which further support my administration’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 – efforts that are working.”

About two-thirds of adults in Pennsylvania are fully vaccinated, according the Department of Health. The state ranks fifth in the nation for total doses administered.

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