Delta Air Traces to require all new hires to be vaccinated towards COVID-19
Delta Air Lines, with 75,000 employees, takes employee vaccination one step further than other large companies.
- CEO Bastian expects Delta employees to be fully vaccinated at a rate of 75% to 80% in the near future
- The new policy will take effect on Monday, May 16
- Employees who are not vaccinated may face restrictions such as: B. if they cannot work on international flights
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, announced this week that 60% of the airline’s employees have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine and he expects employees to receive it at a rate of 75% to 80 in the near future % will be fully vaccinated in the future.
Delta Air Lines has announced that new employees must already receive their coronavirus recordings, although there will be no mandate for current employees as they have made “great strides” on the path to herd immunity.
CEO Bastian acknowledged that it would be unfair to force current employees to vaccinate if they have “a philosophical problem,” but that courtesy does not extend to new hires.
“This is an important step in protecting Delta employees and customers and ensuring the airline can operate safely as demand returns and accelerates through the recovery and into the future,” Delta Air Lines said in a statement today known. The new policy will take effect on Monday, May 16.
The Delta spokesman said the current vaccination rate within the company is “a great step forward in achieving herd immunity within our workforce.”
Employees who are not vaccinated may face restrictions such as: B. that they cannot work on international flights.
Delta Air Lines, with 75,000 employees, goes a step further than other large companies as most companies like Amazon and Target have simply tried to motivate employees to get vaccinated by giving them the opportunity to take pictures while they work Offer hours or bonuses for new hires.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced in December that companies can require employees to be vaccinated, with the two exceptions being disability or religious reasons.
American Airlines has offered vaccinated employees an extra day off next year.
New CDC guidelines continue to require masks when using means of transport such as airplanes, although the mandate for fully vaccinated individuals indoors and outdoors has been lifted unless a company requests it.