THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced a vaccine mandate for its 26,000 U.S. staff, according to a report by Cincinnati Business Courier.
THE DETAILS The personal care giant is offering employees three options as part of the mandate, which include providing proof of having an approved vaccine, having a company-approved vaccine exemption in place, or providing weekly COVID-19 test results.
The mandate is said to fall in line with the anticipated standard from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Effective from 1st November, a company spokesperson stated that a team is working on providing details of what the exemptions would include.
THE WHY? The decision follows President Joe Biden’s request to the OSHA that it draw up rules that requires companies with more than 100 employees to require vaccination or weekly testing.
Other companies issuing vaccine mandates include Google, Facebook and Goldman Sachs.