According to an internal memo sent to employees Thursday, the US news network (CNN) has fired three of its employees for coming to their workplace last week without being vaccinated against the Corona virus.
In the memo, President Jeff Zucker told employees that the company had zero tolerance for such cases and required them to be vaccinated in order to come into the office or work in the field with other employees.
“Everyone working in news, sports and studios must be vaccinated from now on,” the memo said. “We’ve been clear about this for months, so there should be no ambiguity.”
CNN reported that showing evidence of vaccination may now become an official requirement to enter the workplace.
In addition, Zucker said in the memo that the network decided to postpone the date of returning to work from the office, which was scheduled for September 7 in the United States, to mid-October or so due to the increase in Covid-19 cases across the country.
He added that the network imposed the placement of masks in its workplaces in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Atlanta. But he did not reveal the location of the office where the incident occurred.
Many companies across the United States have changed their plans regarding vaccinations, putting masks and returning to work from the office due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases and the announcement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of new guidelines that require fully vaccinated recipients to wear masks as well.
Most CNN offices are currently open to employees who wish to work there voluntarily, provided they receive a full vaccination.