In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and dissemination delta optionDisney is taking an important step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are protected from the virus.
Disney’s new mandate comes right after the studio criticized the actress Scarlett Johansson for her lawsuit against the company ended Black Widow in which she claims that the studio did not allow her to appear in theaters. IN statement sent out this afternoon, Disney announced that it now requires all of its full-time and non-union employees to receive vaccinated against covid-19 out of a desire to keep them safe while they continue to fight the pandemic. Both field workers and those working remotely will be required to receive the vaccine, and in the future, the company will only hire those who have been vaccinated. “Employees who are not yet vaccinated and who work at the facility will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols, and all employees who are still working from home will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their return, with some limited exceptions. “, – the statement is explained.
Disney’s announcement came at a time when a number of other companies such as Google and Facebook have taken similar steps amid growing concerns about the virality and severity of the delta variant, which affects the unvaccinated the most. Disney also clarified that the decision came after negotiating with workers’ unions on how best to address this particular issue and insisting that the company trusts vaccines as they are “the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic. and protect our employees. ” Here’s the complete statement:
“At Walt Disney, the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and remains a top priority. To this end, and based on the latest advice from scientists, health officials and our own healthcare professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we require all paid and non-union employees to work in the United States on an hourly basis. … be fully vaccinated at any of our sites. Employees who are not yet vaccinated and working at the facility will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols, and all employees still working from home will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their return, with some limited exceptions. We also started conversations on this topic with unions representing our employees under collective bargaining agreements. In addition, all new employees will need to be fully vaccinated before starting work. Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our people. ”
Over the coming weeks, vaccination rates will directly impact how widespread covid-19 continues to spread, and from a business perspective, Disney is in its best interests to encourage its employees not to contract the virus that is responsible for spreading the virus across industries. stop last year.
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