ARKANSAS – According to the statement, Tyson Foods is requiring employees at its U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021.
All other employees are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021, subject to ongoing discussion with locations represented by unions.
The company says this action makes it the largest U.S. food company to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce.
In support of efforts to fully vaccinate all team members, the company will also provide $200 to frontline employees, subject to ongoing discussions with locations represented by unions.
Tyson Foods says almost half of its U.S. workforce has already been vaccinated.
Exceptions to the mandate will involve workers who seek medical or religious accommodation.