American Express has revealed it will require employees to show proof of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine before reentering U.S. offices.
The new mandate will also apply to in-person events that are sponsored by American Express, regardless of if they are on or off-site.
“Our U.S. vaccine requirement will not only provide added protection to help keep everyone in our offices healthy, it will also enable colleagues to feel more comfortable when we fully return to the office, a key point that colleagues expressed in the surveys we’ve conducted,” said Steve Squeri, CEO of American Express.
American Express is among one of the first financial firms to implement a vaccine requirement, which has gained more traction following the Biden Administration issuing an executive order requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate the vaccine or face routine testing.
The company plans to bring employees back into the office on January 24 of next year, but will still allow much of its staff to continue splitting their time between the office and home.