NASHVILLE (WSMV) - The president addressed the pandemic sweeping the world on Thursday, calling the new plans "The path out of the pandemic."
"We've been patient," Joe Biden said. "But our patients is wearing thin. Your refusal has cost all of us."
With the new plans is the process of vaccinated as many people as possible. President Biden will now mandate all employers with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated or tested each week.
Companies that fail to comply with this mandate could face fines up to $14,000 per violation.
The administration will also require those in the medical and healthcare field to be vaccinated across the country.
Biden said in the address, "This is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you."
Entertainment venues are also being called on to require vaccines for those attending shows.
Gov. Bill Lee slammed President Joe Biden’s decision as Tennessee continues to battle COVID-19.
"I think it's a terrible idea," said Governor Lee. I'm always going to encourage anyone to comply with the law. I think that would be a very ill-advised law, and I suspect that we will see a lot of, lot of response to that."
The administration is also requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated and requiring employers to provide paid time off to go get the vaccine.