Biden’s vaccine mandate gives employers cover when implementing vaccine requirements
WeatherTech workers assemble plastic face shields on Oct. 26, 2020, at the WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. - Erin Hooley/TNS

President Joe Biden’s newly issued mandate that companies with 100 or more employees must require vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing among their workforce may be just what the doctor ordered for a number of Chicago-area companies, including WeatherTech, the southwest suburban car floor mat manufacturer. The company, which has 1,700 employees on its sprawling Bolingbrook, Ill., campus making everything from dog bowls to cellphone holders, has no vaccine or testing mandates in place, despite having “several very sick employees” and one death from COVID-19, according to WeatherTech founder a...