Intel employees without a COVID-19 vaccine will be put on unpaid leave

Intel has begun warning employees that they have to get a COVID-19 vaccine before January 4th in order to keep working at the company. As reported by The Oregonian, Intel workers who refuse to get vaccinated without getting an exemption will be on unpaid leave starting in April.
The measure comes as a result of federal vaccine mandates for federal contractors, specifically referring to Executive Order 14042. The order requires all contractors of the United States government to be vaccinated by January 18th, unless they’re granted a medical or religious exemption. However, it should be noted that Executive Order 14042 is currently blocked by an injunction by the State of Georgia. The government has appealed the decision so it’s not yet known whether the mandate will go through or not.
In a statement, Intel said that it’s monitoring the legal situation in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but that it will likely take time for the cases to be fully resolved. Despite that, Intel…

Written By: João Carrasqueira

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