Delta CEO Says New Employees Must Get COVID Vaccine

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Delta Employees COVID Vaccine

Delta CEO Says New Employees Must Get COVID Vaccine

Delta Air Lines says it will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for new hires, and the company may stop current staff members from working on international flights if they refuse a vaccine.

“Any person joining Delta in the future, future employees, we’re going to mandate they be vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,” Chief Executive Ed Bastian told CNN in an interview.

Bastian said “well over” 60% of Delta employees already had at least one shot and he expected that up to 80% of all workers would be vaccinated eventually. As for unvaccinated employees, he said they would “probably” be prevented from working on international flights, because destination countries might require vaccinations for entry.

“I’m not going to mandate and force people if they have some specific reason why they don’t want to get vaccinated,” Bastian said in the interview. “But I’m going to strongly encourage them and make sure they understand the risk to not getting vaccinated.”

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