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Will an easing of vaccine requirements help Vail Resorts’ employee shortage?

Citing public health and OSHA regulations, company stopped requiring COVID-19 shots for employees on July 19

VAIL, Colo — On July 19, Vail Resorts changed its policy to no longer require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

This was due to a number of factors, said spokesman John Plack with Vail Resorts.

“The overall conditions surrounding COVID-19 have improved, public health officials have relaxed many of the public health requirements, and OSHA has withdrawn the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard,” Plack said. 

But the company is still strongly encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated, Plack added.

“We believe that the COVID-19 vaccine is the way to end this pandemic,” Plack said.

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The company will continue to require daily health screenings for all employees working onsite, as well as comprehensive safety protocols around exposure, isolation and cleaning and disinfecting, Plack said.

“Our goal throughout the pandemic has always been to keep our guests and employees healthy and safe,” Plack said.

Read the full article at Vail Daily

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