Survey finds most small businesses are not requiring COVID-19 tests or vaccines

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According to recent survey results from the United States Census Bureau, the majority of small businesses are not requiring COVID-19 tests or vaccines for their employees.

The Census Bureau says 70% of small businesses aren’t requiring workers to test negative.

About 25,000 businesses responded to the survey.

More than 2% said they’re requiring employees to be vaccinated.

However, 62% of businesses — specifically in health care or food service — are having their workers get a vaccine.

Earlier this week, Tyson Foods began administering the vaccine to thousands of its employees across the state of Iowa — including those working at the plant in Columbus Junction.

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