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Walmart to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for some managers, corporate employees

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 2021-08-01
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Walmart has become the latest company to announce that it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for part of its workforce.

Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, announced that managers who travel to multiple locations in the U.S. and all employees at its corporate campuses must be vaccinated by Oct. 4.

Walmart stated its vaccination policy would address individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

“As we all know, the pandemic is not over, and the Delta variant has led to an increase in infection rates across much of the U.S.,” the announcement reads.

“Our offices remain open with safety measures in place, and we will continue with our phased approach and only allow limited capacity for now. We want to get to a place where we can use our offices and be together safely.”

Walmart also stated that its goal is to be back into offices for in-person work at pre-pandemic levels by Labor Day, but that it would continue to “monitor the situation.”

The vaccination requirement does not apply to all Walmart employees, including those in stores.

But after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated individuals begin wearing masks indoors again in high-transmission areas, the company did reinstate a mask mandate on Friday for employees in those areas.

There are now 35 counties in Minnesota where COVID transmission is "high" or "substantial."

Walmart also encouraged all employees to receive the vaccine. In total, the company employs 1.6 million people in the U.S.

“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 announcement read.

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Cris Miller
08-02

They forget the history of the Nuremberg war trials and the fact that, no one has the right to force anything apon anyone else, no amount of money is worth getting a unknown untested vaccine ,with no long term testing done. it's called playing Russian rulelet with your body and life. your body your choice, try enforcement of vaccines and win special prizes.

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Peter Rodby
08-01

WM has more self check out stations than cashiers. Soon automation will replace the work force and Alexa will be welcoming shoppers.

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Sam Vallejo
08-01

one thing's for sure Walmart has deep pockets for guaranteed money 💰 in punitive damages for forcing their employees to take the deadly vaccine antidote with unforeseen long term side effects cranial enlargement blood clotting of the brain 🧠 😫

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