A day after announcing 70 percent of state workers in the executive branch reported they were vaccinated against COVID-19, the Evers administration said it will require those who didn’t get a shot to be tested weekly.

The policy announced Tuesday requires all executive branch employees, interns, and contractors not vaccinated against COVID-19 to be tested for the virus starting Oct. 18. The state Department of Administration said it will apply to all employees who have either not submitted their vaccination status or those who aren’t fully vaccinated. 

“As part of our efforts to manage the state workforce, we’re looking to every tool at our disposal to address the Delta variant, including testing, wearing masks, and vaccination,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan in a statement. “State employees are critical partners

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