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Many unvaccinated visitors to federal buildings will need negative COVID-19 tests

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U.S. President Joe Biden takes off his mask to speak about the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that many visitors to U.S. federal buildings will need to be vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test, under a new policy announced by President Joe Biden.

People visiting federal buildings or attending an in-person federally hosted meeting, event, or conference will need to be vaccinated or show they have received a negative COVID-19 test within the last three days.

The requirement does not apply to members of the public entering a federal building to obtain a public service or benefit.

Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese

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