Delta Airlines is laying out some new COVID-19 vaccine policies.
CEO Ed Bastian says Delta will “strongly encourage” current employees to get vaccinated but that won’t be the case for new hires.
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“Any person joining Delta in the future — future employee — we’re going to mandate they be vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,” Bastian said.
Bastian said that 60% of Delta’s 75,000 employees have had at least one COVID-19 shot.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says companies can legally require employees and new hires be vaccinated, but Bastian said he doesn’t think it’s fair to force existing Delta employees to get a shot if they have a philosophical issue with it.