Many small businesses in the United States are not requiring their employees to test negative for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) before they can return to work. These same small businesses have also refused to make getting the vaccine mandatory. This information is according to the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey.
The Census Bureau conducted the survey from Feb. 15 to 21 and released the results on Feb. 28. It collected data from over 25,000 respondents with the goal of measuring how the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has affected small businesses and if they have had to change the way they operate due to the virus.
The survey found that, a whopping 70.1 percent of small businesses nationwide did not require a negative coronavirus test from their employees. Only 10 percent said they required a negative test while 19.9 percent answered that the question was not applicable to their situation because their business “did not have employees physically coming to work in the last week.”Majority of small businesses NOT requiring employees to test negative or get vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to Census Bureau survey – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD