Tyson Foods ends COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all employees

Tyson Foods ends COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all employees

Tyson Foods, the largest meat producer in the United States, ended its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees on October 31.

“While COVID-19 remains a public health concern, it no longer poses the same level of threat as it did 15 months ago when we made the decision to have a workforce vaccinated as a safety precaution. for our team members and our work environment,” a Tyson Foods spokesperson told Fox Business.

“The risk of serious infection has decreased significantly, with many resources readily available, including vaccines and boosters, testing, and improved treatment options.”

Tyson Foods announced the mandate in August 2021, stating that office workers must be vaccinated by October 1, 2021 and all employees must be vaccinated by November 1, 2021.

A car drives past a Tyson Foods Inc. sign at Tyson’s headquarters in Springdale, Ark. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File/AP Newsroom)

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, the company said the retainer “generally improved our ability to operate our business effectively in fiscal year 2022.”

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Meat processing plants were hit hard by the coronavirus early in the pandemic, forcing Tyson to close several plants across the country in 2020.

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The Supreme Court struck down a vaccination mandate for companies with more than 100 employees in January 2022 that had been issued by President Biden, but companies can still require workers to wear masks or get vaccinated.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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