Starbucks announced on February 9 that it was vaccinating all of its employees in the United States. Those who refuse to be vaccinated should have regular screening tests every week.
Seattle-based Coffeehouse Chain said Monday that it expects all companies with 100 or more employees to adopt the vaccine or screening approach, following instructions from the U.S. Federal Agency for Occupational Health and Safety in November. Tests.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals last month upheld the requirement for a number of legal challenges. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on Friday.
Starbucks has asked its 228,000 US employees to disclose their vaccine status by January 10.
“I find that our partners have very different views on immunity, as in the rest of the country,” Starbucks COO John Culver wrote in a letter to staff in late December.
“Like any leader, my responsibility is to do everything possible to help keep you safe and create the safest work environment possible,” he said.
For Starbucks, the complete vaccine is either a two-dose Pfizer or a modern vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If an employee refuses to be vaccinated, he or she will have to bear the cost of his or her weekly screening tests and go to the pharmacy, medical clinic, or any other screening center that oversees the test each week.
Religious or medical justifications can be assessed, but in order to work in Chain Cafe, any employee must be vaccinated or have a weekly screening test, the company assures us.
Employees who have tested positive for the virus can use paid time to keep themselves isolated. Starbucks said it was currently offering two periods of five days’ paid leave to keep its employees self-employed due to the epidemic.