Many more Orange County residents will fall under a federal vaccine mandate

COVID-19 vaccine mandates are about to become much more common across Orange County — and the country — following an announcement from President Joe Biden mandating vaccines or weekly testing on businesses with more than 100 employees. … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, Sanghyuk Shin, [nursing school associate professor], said the mandates are a move in the right direction. “I think overall it’s a great idea and I think that’s the kind of policy that’s needed to end this pandemic,” Shin said in a phone interview before Biden’s speech.