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Fox News Requires Disclosure of Vaccination Status from Employees


In a memo to employees on Tuesday, Fox News announced staff members must now add their vaccination status to the company’s human resources and finance interface, Workday. 

The memo, published by AdWeek, said the information was necessary “for space planning and contact tracing purposes in conjunction with CDC/state city health and safety guidelines.”

Select essential employees will undergo weekly COVID-19 testing on-site on Monday and Thursday “due to their work environment” in Fox’s New York office.

Fox employees were encouraged to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status in June but it was not a requirement.

Other media companies have fired employees because of their vaccination status. In early August, CNN fired three of its employees for coming to work unvaccinated. 

Jeff Zucker, the company’s president, told employees in a memo there was a “zero-tolerance policy on this.”

“I think it is fair to say that we are all feeling a mix of anticipation, anxiety, frustration, confusion, and exasperation … I get it,” Zucker added.

The company’s offices were open on a voluntary basis and proof of vaccination was on the honor system.

The CNN leader said that masks will be required in Atlanta, Washington, and Los Angeles offices when people aren’t eating, drinking or in an enclosed private space. Even in offices where mask-wearing is not mandated, people should do what feels comfortable to them ‘without any fear of retaliation or judgment from co-workers,’” per NPR.

While vaccine mandates are not required on a federal level, many large companies now require their employees to be fully vaccinated to return to work.

This includes Walmart, Google, Tyson Foods, Facebook, and United Airlines.

Office reopenings were delayed across the country after the Center for Disease Control recommended that everyone — even the fully vaccinated — wear masks while indoors in areas with a ‘substantial’ or ‘high’ transmission rate.

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3 responses to “Fox News Requires Disclosure of Vaccination Status from Employees”

  1. Vashts1985 says:

    my vax status is fuck you.

  2. Ldyhorse says:

    If they demand a vaccine from you, quit. The work force will dwindle…. We need to take a stand, and by compromising your beliefs is not the way to do it…. Where there is a will, there is a way. They mandate vaccines at my place of employment, I walk, plain and simple. I realize this is a personal choice and you will have to make the same for your own sake. But where does it all end. This virus isn’t going away, it will become as the flu, seasonal and every cycle. Eventually, everyone will have had it at one point or another, whether vaccinated or not. Your choice, and you live with your own choices. I will live with mine.

  3. Anni says:

    Give me Novavax.