Disney to require all salaried, non-union hourly employees in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Walt Disney Company announced Friday it is requiring all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S., working at any of its 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,” Disney stated.

Conversations with the unions representing employees under collective bargaining agreements “have also begun,” Disney said.

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All new hires with the company will be also required to be fully vaccinated before beginning employment, Disney said.

“Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees,” Disney said.

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Earlier this week, Walt Disney World announced it will require all guests regardless of vaccination status to wear face masks indoors and other locations.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

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