Disney has informed employees and Cast Members that they will have 60 days to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The requirement will apply to all salaried and non-union hourly employees working in the U.S.
Disney has started to have conversations with the many unions that cover a significant portion of its workforce and they will require all new hires to be fully vaccinated before beginning employment.
Here’s the statement from Disney:
At the Walt Disney Company, the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority. Toward that end, and based on the latest recommendations of scientists, health officials and our own medical professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.
Employees who aren’t already vaccinated and are working on-site will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols and any employees still working from home will need to provide verification of vaccination prior to their return, with certain limited exceptions.
We have also begun conversations around this topic with the unions representing our employees under collective bargaining agreements. In addition, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated before beginning employment.
Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees.
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