5 PM: President Biden unveils six-pronged strategy to stop spread of delta variant and boost vaccinations

President Joe Biden
Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 18:43:10-04

WASHINGTON — At 5 p.m. ET Thursday, President Joe Biden will unveil his six-pronged strategy to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost vaccinations.

ABC News will air a Special Report at 5 p.m. Watch Biden address the nation in the media player below:

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A source familiar with the president's plans told ABC News that Biden will announce an executive order that will "require all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated," as well as a second executive order that will direct that standard to be applied to employees of contractors working with the federal government.

A White House official said Biden's plan will be centered around:

  1. Vaccinating the Unvaccinated
  2. Furthering Protection for the Vaccinated
  3. Keeping Schools Safely Open
  4. Increasing Testing and Requiring Masking
  5. Protecting Our Economic Recovery
  6. Improving Care for Those with COVID-19

RELATED: Biden reportedly mandating federal workers be vaccinated with no testing option

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