Disney World puts COVID-19 vaccination policy on hold for employees

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Disney World close to Orlando, Florida, operated by Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), has put its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on hold, a spokesperson mentioned on Saturday.

The transfer comes amid the Biden administration’s workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule, which requires companies with a minimum of 100 employees to require workers get vaccinated towards COVID-19 or be examined weekly and put on a face masking at work.

Local TV station Fox 35 was first to report the news, citing a forged member on the resort advanced.

A Disney spokesperson had earlier informed Reuters by e-mail: “We believe that our approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one as we have continued to focus on the safety and well-being of our Cast Members and Guests.”

“At this point, more than 90% of active Florida-based Cast Members have already verified that they are fully vaccinated,” the spokesperson added.

Executives of Walt Disney Co, together with United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and others, met with White House officers final month to debate President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement plan for private-sector employees, amid issues it may worsen labor shortages and supply-chain woes.

In addition, vaccine mandates are deeply controversial within the United States. Supporters say they’re serving to to finish the almost two-year coronavirus pandemic, whereas opponents argue they violate the U.S. Constitution and curb particular person liberty. 

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Executives of Walt Disney met with White House officers final month to debate President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement plan for private-sector employees.
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Biden imposed the requirement in September, telling Americans that “our patience is wearing thin” with these refusing to get inoculated. 

Walt Disney Co had made vaccination necessary on July 30 for all its on-site salaried and non-union hourly employees within the United States, because the extremely infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drove a resurgence in instances then.