The coronavirus pandemic has continued into the summer of 2021 — despite vaccines that have proved effective against the coronavirus and its variants. And the delta variant of the coronavirus has changed the game, adding a highly transmissible version of the virus into our society.
Several companies have started to require people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep employees and customers safe.
For example, Walmart said it will require vaccines for employees at the Walmart headquarters (this does not apply to employees in stores, clubs or distribution centers), according to The New York Times.
- “We believe we have an important role to play and believe the requirement for vaccinations for our leaders is key to driving toward an end to this pandemic,” said Walmart’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, according to The New York Times. “Let’s set the example.”
So which businesses require vaccines for their employees? Here’s a breakdown of major companies that require vaccinations.
- Walmart will require corporate workers to be vaccinated, according to The New York Times.
- Walt Disney Co. will require vaccines for all new hires and nonunion hourly employees, Variety reported.
- Google said it will require vaccines for employees going into the office, The Wall Street Journal reported.
- Facebook will require anyone going back into the office to be vaccinated, according to Wall Street Journal.
- Twitter requires employees to get vaccinated, CNN reports.
- Netflix said casts for all U.S. productions will need to be vaccinated, per Deadline.
- Morgan Stanley said all unvaccinated staff can’t enter its headquarters in New York, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- Saks Fifth Avenue will require employees to be vaccinated, per The New York Times.
- Washington Post said all employees will need to show proof of vaccination.
- Lyft said employees who work in the company office will need to be vaccinated, according to CNN.
- Uber said office employees need to be vaccinated, per CNN.
- Golden Sachs said its employees must report at COVID-19 vaccine status, according to CNN.
- United Airlines said Friday that it would require its 67,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning on Oct. 25, per CNBC. Employees will risk getting fired if they’re not vaccinated.
This list will be constantly updated as more businesses require vaccines.