Businesses face conflicting state and local rules on vaccine mandates after SCOTUS ruling

Businesses face conflicting state and local rules on vaccine mandates after SCOTUS ruling

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by the high court to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at businesses with at least…

Citigroup set to discipline workers who flout bank’s vaccine rules

Citigroup set to discipline workers who flout bank’s vaccine rules

Citigroup is demanding that workers get jabbed or risk losing their jobs.  Employees of the banking giant who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 may soon find themselves unemployed under the company’s strict vaccine mandate, issued in October. Unvaccinated staff members at the nation’s fourth-largest bank will be placed on unpaid leave effective Friday and fired at the end of…

Italy requiring everyone over 50 to get a COVID vaccine

Italy requiring everyone over 50 to get a COVID vaccine

The Italian government approved a measure Wednesday requiring people older than 50 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, as the country struggles with nearly daily new records of fresh infections fueled by the Omicron variant. Earlier in the day, 189,000 new infections were confirmed in the country of some 59 million people. “We want to…

Starbucks to require all U.S. workers get COVID-19 vaccine or tested

Starbucks to require all U.S. workers get COVID-19 vaccine or tested

Starbucks says it will require its U.S. workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly as of February 9, in keeping with a federal mandate as the Omicron variant advances across the country.  Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver told the company’s domestic workforce of roughly 220,000 employees that they must disclose their vaccination…

Philadelphia will require vaccine proof for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events

Philadelphia will require vaccine proof for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events

Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting January 3, city and public health officials announced Monday. Public Health Director Cheryl Bettigole said Philadelphia has seen infection rates double in the last few weeks and hospitalizations increase by about 50%. With colder…

NYC mandates COVID vaccine for private employers as Omicron and Delta variants spread

NYC mandates COVID vaccine for private employers as Omicron and Delta variants spread

NYC mandates COVID vaccine for private employers as Omicron and Delta variants spread – CBS News Watch CBSN Live New York City announced a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for 184,000 private employers. The news comes as the Omicron variant spreads in the U.S. and Delta cases skyrocket. Nikki Battiste reports. Be the first to know…

Most big employers say they are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

Most big employers say they are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

Most large U.S. employers say they now require, or plan to mandate, that their workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey of more than 500 companies by corporate advisory firm Willis Towers Watson.  The survey comes as the Biden administration’s new rule about workplace vaccinations remains in limbo. Under the regulation, companies with 100 or…

Military service members face deadline to get COVID-19 vaccine or face disciplinary action​

Military service members face deadline to get COVID-19 vaccine or face disciplinary action​

Thousands of American service members are facing disciplinary action — up to dismissal —  if they are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday With vaccination deadlines looming, the two top Marines pleaded with the troops. “We need every single Marine in the unit to be vaccinated,” said General David Berger, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant….

Biden says new COVID variant underscores need for vaccines

Biden says new COVID variant underscores need for vaccines

Biden says new COVID variant underscores need for vaccines – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Biden administration is restricting travel from several countries as concerns grow about a new COVID variant. Weijia Jiang reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On…

Disney lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees at Disney World after DeSantis signs law prohibiting enforcement

Disney lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees at Disney World after DeSantis signs law prohibiting enforcement

Employees of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida no longer have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to go to work, the entertainment giant said in an internal memo to staff. Although Disney World implemented a companywide vaccine requirement policy in July, a Florida law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week prohibits the company…