The new president also announced plans to expand SNAP benefits and a school meals program
President Joe Biden has spent most of his first 48 hours in office signing Executive Orders to undo everything Donald Trump did and making sure there is an actual semblance of a plan to help Americans through the pandemic. Among the executive orders are new Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines and an expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
The first, signed yesterday, is an order “Protecting Worker Health and Safety” which directs OSHA to update and enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines. “Healthcare workers and other essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic….The Federal Government must take swift action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace,” … Read more