ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — The happiest place on Earth may not have very happy employees after learning The Walt Disney Company is now requiring US workers get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The company is requiring all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. who work on site to be fully vaccinated. It says employees who aren’t already vaccinated will have 60 days to do so, and those still working from home will need to show proof of vaccination before returning.READ MORE: Teen Gymnast Reunites With Jackson Health Doctors Who Performed Life Changing Back Surgery
Disney said it was discussing the vaccine requirements with the union, and added that all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated before starting work at the company.
The announcement comes days after the federal Centers for Disease Control changed course on masking guidelines.READ MORE: T-Shirt Disrupts Jury Selection Process For Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
The CDC recently said it has new information showing the delta variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people.
New cases and hospitalizations are soaring in Florida, which has again turned into the epicenter of the pandemic concentrating one fifth of the country’s new cases.
Disney announced earlier this week that guests at U.S. theme parks would again be required to wear masks indoors.MORE NEWS: First Suspected Case Of Monkeypox In Broward, Warning Signs To Look For
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