For months, Molly Moon Neitzel, the founder and chief executive of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, has debated whether to require her 180 employees to be vaccinated. On Thursday, when President Biden announced rules that would mandate such requirements, she felt relieved.

“We have six to 10 who have chosen not to be vaccinated yet,” she said. “I know it makes people on their teams nervous.”

The new rule, which Mr. Biden has instructed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to put in place by drafting an emergency temporary standard, will require companies with more than 100 employees to mandate that their workers be fully vaccinated or face weekly testing. The move, which thrusts the U.S. government and businesses into a partnership with little precedent and no playbook, will affect some 80 million workers.

Ms. Neitzel said she planned to comply with the order but was waiting for more details and a…

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