Biden Administration COVID-19 Action Plan

When President Biden took office in January 2021, only 2 million American’s had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. With a clear action plan and whole-of-government effort, the U.S. has now successfully vaccinated more than 175 million Americans; 82% of which are seniors. This Administration’s focus has been to make the vaccination conveniently available nationwide.

The White House has released Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan. This science-based report outlines the President’s plan to combat COVID-19 this fall with six main points:

  • Vaccinating the Unvaccinated
  • Furthering Protection for the Unvaccinated
  • Keeping Schools Safely Open
  • Increasing Testing and Requiring Masking
  • Protecting Our Economic Recovery
  • Improving Care for Those with COVID-19

The President announced vaccine requirements for federal workers in July, and has since called on the private sector to encourage vaccines as well. Vaccine requirements are expected to become dominant in the workplace. While vaccination rates increase, further mitigation measures include increased incentives for testing and masking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This plan will reduce the number of unvaccinated, and will set the U.S. on a path towards post-pandemic recovery. Its success relies on the federal government working closely with states, local communities, the private sector, and all Americans.

For more information, check out HSDL’s Special Collection on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Please note an HSDL login is required to view some of these resources.

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