Jeremy Evans, Cbs News, Courtney Health discussed on Seattle's Morning News


President Biden is going to turn up the pressure. On the unvaccinated Colleen. What is he planning to do while he set to announce additional federal vaccine mandates, calling on the private sector to do the same and push for increased testing in schools? It's a six pronged approach, and we're just getting a few details from sources familiar with the plan. Biden has previously given federal workers the choice. Of undergoing regular testing instead of getting vaccinating, but that testing opt out will no longer be an option. Under this plan, federal executive branch workers will now face of vaccine requirement and could extend that to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said. These next steps are intended to make it So federal employees have no option other than to get vaccinated will be related to access to testing. Some will be related to mandates somehow be related to how we ensure kids are protected in schools. We'll have more on that coming up in just a few minutes with CBS News White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy as we anticipate the president's guidance on that, And as we mentioned yesterday, Idaho hospitals are right now rationing health care. Army soldiers have been sent to one hospital in Kootenai County, Idaho, to help treat infected patients. Jeremy Evans is the executive vice president of Kootenay Health that's located in North Idaho, right across the border from spoke a our biggest limitation that Courtney Health has been the number of staff we have to cover. The additional surge in Covid patients and maintain urgent and emergent.

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