"We are demanding that all employees who work at any of our sites are fully vaccinated," said the media and entertainment conglomerate.
The Walt Disney Company business group will require salaried and non-unionized employees in the United States to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to work.
At The Walt Disney Company, the safety and well-being of our employees during epidemics have been and continues to be a top priority.
He added: "To this end, and based on the latest recommendations from scientists, health officials and our medical professionals, that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infections, we are demanding that all Paid and non-unionized American employees who work on any of our sites should be fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated employees working on-site will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols, and any employee still working from home will be required to verify vaccination before their return, with certain limited exceptions. ", the letter detailed.
Along these lines, the company said: "We have also started conversations on this issue with the unions representing our employees under collective bargaining agreements. Additionally, all new hires must be fully vaccinated before starting work. Vaccines are the best tool we have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees".
Masks at Disney World
This announcement comes a day after the Disney World theme parks reported that from this Friday, the use of masks is mandatory in the means of transport and closed places of its attractions in Orlando (Florida), even for vaccinated people.
According to a statement released by Disney World on the Inside the Magic page, the measure also applies to park workers. However, he clarified that masks are optional in open spaces, and children under two years of age are exempt from wearing them in all places.
Florida is facing a new wave of COVID-19 epidemics, which some media have called a non-communicable disease epidemic because the majority of those affected are people who have chosen not to get vaccinated.
In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases have increased exponentially in the United States. Health authorities estimate that infections increased sixfold in July, compared to the recorded parameters at the beginning of the month.
Companies such as Walmart, The Washington Post, Facebook, and Google also reported that they would prohibit employees who do not have a complete covid-19 vaccination from entering their offices.
For his part, President Joe Biden demanded the vaccination of federal employees or will subject those who refuse to periodic tests.