President Biden announced all nursing home employees will have to be vaccinated in the coming months.
The announcement came during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Nursing homes across the country have been devastated by Covid-19. Although nursing home residents make up only 1 percent of the country, they account for over 20 percent of the Covid-related deaths.
Currently, only about 60 percent of staff in nursing homes and long-term care are partially or fully vaccinated.
Late last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require employees to get vaccinated against Covid.