List: Companies That Require Employee Coronavirus Vaccinations

Here are additional company and government updates, sorted alphabetically.


N Through S…

Netflix: The streaming video company told its producers it would require everyone working in close contact with actors on U.S. Netflix productions to be vaccinated. Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2021.


New Orleans (City of): New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has implemented a citywide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public activities.  Residents and visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test occurring within 72 hours to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, fitness classes, pool halls, arcades, skating rinks, indoor playgrounds and entertainment spaces, certain large outdoor events and other places. Source: The Center Square, August 13, 2021.


New York City (NYC): Multiple updates

  • Public Schools: All New York City public school teachers, staffer members and contractors who work in schools will have to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. First doses must be completed by September 27, 2021. Source: AP News, August 23, 2021.
  • All City Employees: New York City will require that all of its municipal workforce get vaccinated against Covid-19, eliminating the option for testing. Unvaccinated city workers need to get their first shot by Oct. 29 or potentially lose their jobs. The new rule covers 160,500 workers, of whom about 71% are partially or fully vaccinated, according to official estimates. The city said 70% of police and 60% of fire department personnel have received at least one shot. Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2021.

New York Stock Exchange: The NYSE will require full Covid-19 vaccination for access to its trading floor as of September 13, 2021. Source: CNBC, August 11, 2021.


Pfizer: All of its U.S. workers will need to get vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing. Source: CNBC, August 4, 2021.


Qantas: The Australian airline will require vaccines for all passengers on international flights within the coming months, its CEO confirmed. Source: The Hill, September 9, 2021.


Roche Diagnostics: The medical device company is piloting a return-to-office program with a fraction of employees and requiring those employees to be vaccinated. The company has not made a decision about vaccination requirements for their broader workforce when they return to offices. Source: Indy Star, August 12, 2021.


Saks Fifth Avenue: The luxury department store chain is requiring all employees be vaccinated. Source: The New York Times, August


Salesforce: The cloud software provider is requiring employees in the office to be vaccinated, but it’s allowing the majority of its global workforce to opt for remote work. Source: Indy Star, August 12, 2021.



T Through Z…

Tyson Foods: The meat packer said its 120,000 U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated in 2021, though some 56,000 already are, according to the company. Source: CNBC, August 3, 2021.


Uber: U.S. office staff will need to be vaccinated to return to in-person work, but drivers won’t be required to have vaccinations. Source: CNBC, August 5, 2021.


United Airlines: Employees must be vaccinated five weeks after the FDA fully approves a Covid vaccine or five weeks after September 20, 2021, whichever is first. Source: CNBC, August 6, 2012.


U.S. Department of Defense: By mid-September 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will request a waiver from President Joe Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all active military service members, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby. Source: U.S. Department of Defense, August 9, 2021.


Walgreens: Team members based in the company’s U.S. support offices are required to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30 with any of the vaccines currently available. Team members who work in these locations who are unable to be vaccinated will be required to enroll in a COVID-19 testing program. Source: Walgreens, October 8, 2021.


Walmart: Multiple updates…

  • The retail store and e-commerce giant will require all corporate staff to be vaccinated — but not store or warehouse workers. A statement from the company reads: “…We have made the decision to require all market, regional and divisional associates who work in multiple facilities and all campus office associates to be vaccinated by Oct. 4, unless they have an approved exception. This includes all new hires.” Source: Walmart, July 30, 2021.
  • Walmart has made it mandatory for its retail workers in U.S. counties with substantial or high transmission of coronavirus to wear masks in its stores, clubs and distribution centers, according to a memo. Source: NBC News, July 30, 2021.

Walt Disney Co: The family entertainment, media and theme park giant is requiring much of its U.S. workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Disney policy eventually could be extended to cover tens of thousands of union workers at Disney’s theme parks, including in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida. Source: Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2021.


Warner Media: The media and entertainment company will require salaried and non-union U.S. employees to get vaccinated before returning to work when offices reopen in September 2021. The policy will require proof of vaccination to enter a WarnerMedia office building. The policy may vary from location to location based on local laws and regulations, as well as vaccine availability. Source: Variety, August 12, 2021.


The Washington Post: The company’s publisher and CEO Fred Ryan said in a memo to employees that all new and current employees must provide proof of vaccination. Source: SI Live, August 2, 2021.


Companies That Won’t Mandate Coronavirus Vaccinations: Manufacturing giants such as Caterpillar, General Electric and Snap-On won’t require vaccinations. The same is true for the the big three U.S. automakers — General Motors Company (GM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Ford Motor Company (F), according to The Wall Street Journal (August 4, 2021).



Delta Variant Delays Office Re-Openings

Here are companies that have pushed back various office re-openings and in-office employee work amid the Delta variant’s spread:

Amazon: Multiple updates…

  • Amazon.com extended its work-from-home period to Jan. 3, 2022, from its earlier guidance of September 7, 2021 for the United States and other countries it did not name. Source: Reuters, August 5, 2021.

  • Warehouse workers will be required to wear masks. Source: NBC News, August 6, 2021.

Apple: The iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch maker delayed its return to the office from September 2021 until at least October 2021. Source: Bloomberg, July 20, 2021.


Lyft: The ride hailing service pushed back its planned office reopening to February 2022 from September 2021. Source: The New York Times, July 28, 2021.


Microsoft: Multiple updates…

  • The company delayed its return to the office by nearly a month, from September 2021 until October 4, 2021. Source: The Seattle Times, August 3, 2021.
  • Microsoft intended for U.S. workers to start the full return to their Redmond, Washington headquarters on October 4, 2021. But the software company is now delaying its return to the office indefinitely amid COVID-19 Delta variant concerns. Source: Microsoft, September 9, 2021.

Twitter: The social media network closed its offices in New York and San Francisco and paused future office re-openings, effective immediately. Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2021.


Note: Blog originally published August 8, 2021. Updated regularly thereafter.

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28 Comments

Comments

    Joseph Hurtado:

    What about companies that get contracted by hospitals such as Banner and state funded hospitals,

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Joseph: Thanks for your note. We’ll strive to cover such organizations as news surfaces. Most of our focus, admittedly, involves the tech industry and/or well-known corporate brands & large government organizations.

    For instance, our readership includes thousands of Microsoft partners — all of whom will now require vaccinations in order to visit Microsoft’s U.S. offices starting in September 2021.

    -jp

    Sam Greer:

    I was under the impression that our Constitution has stated a mandatory vaccine was not a reason for dismissal of employment. Does State override Federal law ?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Sam: Thanks for your note. If/when legal challenges to these mandates surface, ChannelE2E will be sure to cover/mention the legal cases.
    -jp

    Duane Kowalski:

    Start the lawsuits! It’s unconstitutional and you violate Hippa law if you ask about my medical history.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Duane: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces employment non-discrimination laws, said that asking about vaccine status or documentation doesn’t violate federal equal employment opportunity laws. Source: CNN, June 15, 2021.
    -jp

    Deb:

    I feel my rights are being violated and mandated against my will. My body – my choice. I agree there needs to be more legal rights. What good is the Hippa law if it doesn’t cover vaccine confidentiality?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Two points of clarification for readers:

    1. HIPAA has one P, and stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    2. Here are HIPAA details pertaining to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    -jp

    Deek Simmons:

    It’s hard to file a lawsuit when you’re laying on your back in the ICU.

    Judy:

    Thanks for list. I’ll make sure not a dime of my money will be spent at any of these places

    Mark Williams:

    My goodness. Some unbelievably backward views on this piece!
    Well played Joe in your handling of them.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Mark, Judy, Deek: We understand readers will have varying viewpoints. We will strive to share relevant data & updates as more information about these policies & legal rulings, etc., potentially emerge.

    Best,
    -jp

    Claude:

    Many if not most businesses seem to be mandating vaccinations for management, but not for the workers in the field who come into closer contact with the general public. Any explanations for this — apart from class warfare?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Claude: Some businesses are mandating management vaccinations, but I haven’t seen data or research that says “most” businesses are taking that step. So far, our list of companies mandating vaccinations for some or all employees is pretty limited. In terms of the field workers, in some cases businesses are still negotiating with employee unions to sort out potential vaccination mandate terms.
    -jp

    Jamie:

    It’s strange that no national boycott of these businesses has emerged. Are people being systematically silenced? It’s one of the few peaceful options we have left, and the vote with our dollars is the only vote we have left too.

    Sage Walker:

    Thank you for the list. Those of us who are not “science deniers” appreciate finding safe places to do business.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Sage: Our content goal is not to create “us vs. them” debates. Rather, the list above is designed to help IT service providers as they (A) weigh their own policies and (B) effectively plan & navigate on-site customer visits.

    Best,
    -jp

    Kim:

    Add Macy’s. Macy’s is requiring all workers to be vaccinated. or tested every week by January 16 2022. The employees that are tested weekly, and catch covid they will not have paid leave. The vaccinated will have paid leave. Warehouse workers can not afford not to be paid if, and when the catch covid. Thankyou for the list I will not give a dime to these companies including Macy’s, and will be letting my friends/ family know not to purchase from these companies wether they chose to have the vaccine, or not. People should have the right to choose, and they should be treated equally if they decide not to be vaccinated.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Kim: To the best of our knowledge, the Macy’s policy is yet to be publicly announced. However, we are aware of The New York Times report about the apparent policy.
    -jp

    Kathy Duffell:

    Is JCPenny’s required their employees to get vaccinated?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Kathy: We are not aware of JCPenney’s vaccination policy and potential implications (if any) for IT partners that support the company. Their overall COVID-19 safety strategy is outlined here.
    -jp

    Kathy Duffell:

    Thank you

    Ivierc:

    I am banning all dealings with any company that pushes this unconstitutional demand. Thank you for the list.

    Cc:

    Thanks for the list. I will make sure my family and friends nolonger support these companies too. I also agree that we should start boycotting them! It’s terrible how they are making people choose old vaccines for the wild virus over their livelihoods. If it means hurting businesses that are forcing vaccine mandates when the Supreme Court knocked down Biden’s sweeping mandates, I’m all for boycotting these businesses and anymore that enforce medical procedures on employees!! Thanks for the list. People check out the Fortune 100 companies we can boycott too. At least 1/3 of them could be boycott. Got to start boycotting all the media stations too that have forced vaccine mandates. The Supreme Court finally gave us a win so lets keep going with it!

    Darrion:

    Nice, a list of companies for me and my family to boycott

    Kim:

    Hi there – it was my understanding that General Electric is under vaccine mandate, but is allowing religious exception (I used to work there and have many friends that still work there that have confirmed this).

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Kim: GE ended the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on January 14, 2022, after the Supreme Court Ruling, according to CNBC. Our report above is updated to reflect that information.
    -jp

    Fatheroftruth:

    T-Mobile requiring any new corporate call center employee be vaccinated, as well as, any one looking to promote or keep leadership position. They are doubling down after the SCOTUS ruling. They do not require retail employees be vaccinated. Does that even make sense?

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