The Washington Post has revealed that it will require all of its employees to show proof of vaccination.
According to The Post’s publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr., staff will need to show they are vaccinated starting in September when employees are expected to return to the office.
“Even though the overwhelming majority of Post employees have already provided proof of vaccination, I do not take this decision lightly,” Ryan wrote in an email. “However, in considering the serious health issues and genuine safety concerns of so many Post employees, I believe the plan is the right one.”
Employees are anticipated to come back into the office September 13, where contractors and guests will also be required to show proof of vaccination. Ryan added that the company would make accommodations for those who are unable to get vaccinated due to “medical conditions and religious concerns.”
Other companies are also requiring proof of vaccination, such as CNN and Morgan Stanley. However, certain organizations have been wary of a vaccine mandate due to fear of backlash and potentially losing employees.