Factbox: Major U.S. companies making masks, vaccines mandatory
Reuters) – The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant and the new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks have led companies to change their plans on vaccinations and masking.
Here are some of the companies that have taken action following the CDC guidance.
Reinstated mask mandate for workers in U.S. counties deemed at highrisk of COVID-19 transmission and said it required corporate staff to be vaccinated
Mandated masks at most of its U.S. retail storesTarget Corp Mandated masks for employees and recommended masks for all customers in areas with a high risk of transmission
Home Depot Inc
Mandated employees, contractors and vendors to wear masks in all stores, distribution centers, office locations and customers homes, regardless of vaccination status. Will also ask customers to wear masks while in stores
Mandated vaccinations for all employees to step into offices and extended work-from-home policy through Oct.18
Mandated vaccinations for all employees to step into offices
Shut its reopened offices and paused future office reopenings
Lyft Inc Mandated vaccinations for employees returning to office and postponed office reopenings to February from September
Mandated vaccinations for cast and crew on all its U.S productions
mentated vaccinations for employees to return to some of its offices
Walt Disney Inc
Mandated mask requirements beginning July 30 for all guests while indoors regardless of their vaccination status, and that all salaried and non-union hourly U.S. employees working at any of its sites be fully vaccinated
To allow most employees to opt for full-time remote work as offices gradually reopen
General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Stellantis NV to reinstate the wearing of masks at all U.S. plants, offices and warehouses, regardless of vaccination status
All McDonald’s customers and staff to start wearing masks again inside its U.S.
restaurants in areas with high or substantial transmission, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not
Staff and clients will not be allowed to enter the bank’s New York offices if not fully vaccinated
Will allow only fully vaccinated individuals into offices and events hosted outside offices
Uber Technologies Inc
Mandated full vaccination for all employees to step into office and pushed back its back-to-office date to late October globally
Tyson Foods Inc
Mandated full vaccination for its workforce
Employees entering its office buildings in Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque hubs must show proof of vaccination starting Sept. 7
All U.S. employees and contractors must get vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing
All employees, vendors and guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter company’s U.S. buildings.