Major US companies are stepping up vaccine requirements in hopes of continuing business as the country faces its latest coronavirus surge, The New York Times reports.
- 120,000 Tyson Foods workers in offices and poultry plants were told they had to be vaccinated by Nov. 1 to remain employed.
- 100,000 Microsoft employees were informed proof of vaccination would be required for in-office work.
- Google issued a similar proclamation for its workers.
But: Walmart, Lyft, and Uber have limited its mandates to white-collar workers but not those on the frontlines.
Next up, cities: New York City rolled out the “first of its kind” mandate yesterday, requiring proof of vaccination for staff and patrons of indoor restaurants, gyms, and performance spaces, according to Gothamist.