Tyson Foods is requiring that all its current employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1st – and the company will no longer hire unvaccinated people.
About 11-thousand people work at Tyson facilities in Independence, Waterloo, Columbus Junction, Council Bluffs, Perry and Storm Lake. The company says after months of encouraging employees to get shots, less than half of its national workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tyson’s CEO says the company is now mandating vaccinations because COVID mutations like the Delta variant are more contagious and responsible for nearly all current COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Tyson will provide a 200 dollar bonus to front-line workers who are fully vaccinated.
story courtesy of Radio Iowa