Here are the companies requiring proof of vaccination from employees

Here are the companies requiring proof of vaccination from employees

Some of corporate America are drawing hard lines on Covid-19 vaccination when workers return to the office — led this week by Big Tech.

Facebook and Google this week announced U.S.-based staffers must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, while Twitter confirmed to Forbes that it requires in-person employees to prove their vaccination status after the company closed its headquarters and delayed its reopening plans.

Restaurateur and Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer announced on Thursday that not only employees but patrons who wish to dine indoors at the group’s full-service restaurants in New York City and Washington, D.C., will be required to show proof of vaccination beginning September 7.

“We feel like we’ve got an amazing responsibility to keep our guests and staff members safe,” Meyer told CNBC. “And that’s what we’re gonna do.”

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For now, the company isn’t requiring mandatory vaccinations for its Shake Shack locations since the fast-food chain falls outside of the latest decree.

“Shake Shack will make the appropriate decision for them at the appropriate time,” Meyer said.

Short of mandates, companies and organizations alike are also offering cash incentives and on-site vaccinations to help ramp up vaccinations among their workers. Others have warned of penalties for staying unvaccinated, like the National Football League which is fining unvaccinated athletes nearly $15,000 for every pandemic safety measure infraction.

Here’s a list of companies requiring vaccination, incentivizing vaccination, or providing on-site vaccines in the U.S.

Requiring a vaccinated workforce

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  • San Francisco Bay Area Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

  • Delta Airlines is requiring new hires to be vaccinated

  • Michelin-starred New York City restaurant Eleven Madison Park

  • The Broadway production of Hamilton

  • Houston Methodist Hospital network

  • Lastique International Corp., a raw plastics distributor and recycler in Louisville, Kentucky

  • New York City department store Saks

  • Senior assisted living facilities Sunrise Senior Living, Enlivant, and IntegraCare

  • Facebook employees at U.S. campuses

  • U.S.-based Google employees

  • Employees of The Washington Post

  • New York City-based Morgan Stanley employees

  • CNN employees

  • Chicago-based Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

  • Le Bernardin, a Michelin-starred New York City restaurant

  • Twitter

  • Asset manager BlackRock

  • All office-based employees of Lyft

  • Private healthcare network Ascension Health

  • Cast and crew of U.S. Netflix productions

  • San Francisco city employees

  • Real estate firm, the Durst Corporation, is requiring all employees to be vaccinated or they will face termination.

  • Investment bank Jeffries Financial Group

Incentivizing vaccinations

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  • Discount grocery chain ALDI is offering its hourly employees up to four hours of paid time off for both doses of the vaccine. Salaried workers will get their hours adjusted to accommodate vaccination appointments.

  • New hires in Amazon warehouses can earn a $100 bonus on their first day for showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Amtrak is offering employees a bonus equivalent to two hours of pay upon providing proof of vaccination plus excused absences for vaccination appointments during work hours.

  • Vaccinated employees of American Airlines will get an additional paid vacation day in 2022 and a $50 bonus.

  • Bolthouse Farms, the maker of juices and dressings, is offering its employees a $500 bonus if they get vaccinated at one of the company’s on-site clinics or can show proof of vaccination.

  • Yogurt and dairy product maker Chobani will cover up to six hours of time for hourly employees to get vaccinated.

  • Darden Restaurants, the hospitality group behind well-known restaurants like Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, is offering hourly employees four hours of pay to cover both doses of the vaccine.

  • Discount retailer Dollar General is offering its hourly workers a one-time stipend equivalent to four hours of work to get vaccinated. Salaried employees will receive scheduling accommodations for vaccination appointments.

  • Grocery delivery service Instacart is giving a $25 stipend to both in-store employees and independent contractors who have made at least five deliveries in a month.

  • JBS USA and Pilgrim's, the meat-processing plant, is offering its employees a $100 bonus for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain is offering its employees a $100 bonus with proof of inoculation, and essential and frontline staffers will receive a $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points. Those who can’t receive the vaccination for medical or religious reasons are still eligible for the $100 so long as they complete an educational course.

  • The Mid-Atlantic and Southeast supermarket chain Lidl is offering its employees a $200 bonus for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and scheduling flexibility for vaccination appointments.

  • Employees of both McDonald’s corporate offices and restaurants of the fast-food giant will receive up to four hours of paid time off to get vaccinated.

  • Southeastern grocer Publix is giving its employees $125 gift cards when providing proof of vaccination.

  • Starbucks employees will receive up to four hours of paid time for vaccine dosage appointments.

  • Target is offering hourly employees up to four hours of paid time off per vaccine dosage and will reimburse up to $30 roundtrip for using a Lyft to their vaccination appointments.

  • Trader Joe's is giving its workers an additional two hours of pay for each dose they receive and the freedom to adjust their schedules to accommodate vaccine appointments.

  • Small businesses generally don’t have the resources to fund costly company-wide inoculation clinics or issue vaccination bonuses. As an incentive, the IRS is offering businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees a refundable tax credit to offset time used by employees to receive or recover from vaccinations and reimburse for paid sick and family leave for employees due to COVID-19.

Providing at-work inoculations

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  • Amazon is providing on-site vaccination for its U.S. front-line employees

  • Bolthouse Farms

  • Last month, Houston’s Legacy Restaurants hosted a two-day vaccine pop-up for employees and their spouses

  • MGM Resorts has opened a vaccination clinic at the Mandalay Bay resort

  • Los Angeles County has a mobile vaccine unit for the city’s essential workers

  • Vivint, a Utah-based home security company