With the Delta variant surging worldwide, momentum for COVID-19 vaccination mandates has taken speed in the United States and corporations are pushing their employees to receive the vaccine. A growing number of major companies announced their plans to mandate vaccines just in the last few weeks.
Here is a list of the companies that are requiring vaccinations for their employees:
The investment management company announced that starting July 1, only vaccinated employees and customers are allowed into the offices. By September, the company will have a "hybrid model," with some vaccinated employees working from the office and others from home, according to a BlackRock spokesperson.
Delta Air Lines
Effective May 17, Delta has required all new U.S. hires to be vaccinated. While 60 percent of Delta employees are already vaccinated, the airline announced that it "is an important move to protect Delta's people and customers, ensuring the airline can safely operate as demand returns and as it accelerates through recovery and into the future."
The Walt Disney Company is requiring all its salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. to be vaccinated. The statement said employees who aren't already vaccinated will have 60 days to do so and that those still working from home will need to show proof of vaccination before returning.
"Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees," the statement said.
The food delivery company announced that while they are not requiring corporate employees to return to the offices until January of next year, anyone who voluntarily wishes to do so must first show proof of vaccination.
They are not requiring drivers to be vaccinated, as they are not technically employees.
Luxury fitness company and owner of SoulCycle, Equinox announced Monday that it will begin requiring members, riders and employees to provide a one-time proof of vaccination to enter its facilities and offices starting in New York City in September.
Equinox Group Executive Chairman Harvey Spevak said in a press release, "We have a responsibility to take bold action and respond to changing circumstances with urgency. We encourage other leading brands to join us in this effort to best protect our communities."
The company announced last Wednesday that all employees returning to offices must be vaccinated.
"How we implement this policy will depend on local conditions and regulations," wrote Lori Goler, Facebook's VP of people, in a statement. "We will have a process for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons and will be evaluating our approach in other regions as the situation evolves. We continue to work with experts to ensure our return to office plans prioritize everyone's health and safety."
Since June 10, the investment bank's employees have been required to report their vaccination status in order to enter the office, according to Goldman Sachs spokesperson Abbey Collins. Unvaccinated employees have to wear masks and undergo weekly testing.
"If you do not report your vaccine status to Goldman, your ID card will not work to enter the building," a spokesperson for the company told CNN Business.
Google announced on July 28 that it will be requiring all employees returning to the offices this fall to be vaccinated. Google became the first major tech company to announce a requirement.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a memo, "Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated. We're rolling this policy out in the U.S. in the coming weeks and will expand to other regions in the coming months."
The financial corporation will only allow vaccinated individuals into its offices and to outside company events, it announced in July. After Labor Day, any employee who is not fully vaccinated is asked to remain working at home.
"We are giving everyone notice now," the statement from CEO Rich Handler and President Brian Friedman said, "so if you have postponed getting vaccinated and wish to come to the office, please get the process started ASAP. We believe these protocols will best protect the vast majority of Jefferies people and our family members."
By August 2, corporate employees will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter offices. The company will also be delaying its full return date until February of next year.
"For those who choose to continue working from our offices—which will remain open—our current safety guidance remains in place, including our existing mask requirement and vaccine requirement going into effect August 2," said CEO and co-founder Logan Green.
The big tech company announced on Tuesday that vendors and guests entering Microsoft's buildings will be required to show proof of vaccination starting in September.
"As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we continue to closely track new developments and adapt our plans as this situation evolves, keeping employee health and safety top of mind," the company said in a statement.
Morgan Stanley has told its employees they must get Covid-19 vaccines before returning to its New York offices. The staff was required to show their vaccination status to the bank by July 1, and unvaccinated employees will continue to work remotely, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The streaming service will be requiring vaccinations for casts of all U.S. productions, as well as the individuals who work with them on set, the company confirmed to NBC News.
Starting in September, the office will again become the fashion company's primary workplace, but with that comes the mandatory vaccine that all employees are required to get before they are allowed to return.
"If we're asking people to come back, we have to make the environment as safe as we possibly can," Chief Executive Marc Metrick said.
The New York Times
The New York Times Company CEO Meredith Kopit Levien told staff members in an email last week that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for those who want to go into the office voluntarily.
It also indefinitely postponed its planned return to the office, after having planned to return in September for at least three days a week.
After closing the offices again last week, Twitter is requiring employees to be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before voluntarily returning to the company's San Francisco and New York offices. Earlier in July, the social media company had started allowing employees back to offices at 50 percent capacity but mentioned in May of 2020 that employees can stay home as long as they want.
The meat producer Tyson Foods announced Tuesday that it is mandating vaccines, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated by November 1. So far, it is the largest U.S. food company to implement vaccination mandates. CEO Donnie King also told employees that the company will also provide $200 to frontline team members who get the shot.
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees that starting Aug. 2, they will now be required to be fully vaccinated in order to return to the office.
"If you are not vaccinated, you'll need to work from home until you are fully vaccinated," he wrote.
Khosrowshahi also pushed back the return to office date, announcing in a memo to employees that they will be returning on October 25, 2021. "It's important to say that this date is a global target, and local circumstances will continue to dictate when it makes sense to bring employees back in a given city," he added.
United Airlines is also requiring all new employees to be fully vaccinated, but CEO Scott Kirby said in January that he would like to require it for all employees. "Because I have confidence in the safety of the vaccine – and I recognize it's controversial – I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory," he told CNBC.
President and CEO Doug McMillon announced that all Walmart employees must be vaccinated by October 4, 2021.
Donna Morris, Walmart's chief people officer, wrote in the memo to employees that was shared by the company, "We continue to watch with deep concern the developments of the pandemic and the spread of variants, especially the delta variant. We know vaccinations are our solution to drive change. We are urging you to get vaccinated and want to see many more of you vaccinated."
The Washington Post
Employees at the Post, including new hires, must show proof of vaccination in order to begin or return working in the office by October 18, CEO Fred Ryan wrote to all employees last week.
Even though the overwhelming majority of Post employees have already provided proof of vaccination, I do not take this decision lightly," he said. "However, in considering the serious health issues and genuine safety concerns of so many Post employees, I believe the plan is the right one."