(Natural News) CNN has terminated three of its employees for coming to the office unvaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a memo sent to staff internally by the news media company on Thursday, Aug. 5, CNN President Jeff Zucker told employees that the company has a zero-tolerance policy on such instances and required its employees to be vaccinated to come to the office or to work on the field with other employees.
The memo was obtained by the Associated Press after its contents were first tweeted by CNN reporter Oliver Darcy. The company offered no details on the firings or where the employees were based.
“In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated. Let me be clear – we have a zero-tolerance policy on this,” Zucker said in the memo.
He added that showing proof of vaccination may become a formal part of the process for gaining access to the network’s workplaces in the weeks ahead. (Related: Fauci tells CNN he thinks there “should be more” local COVID-19 vaccine mandates.)
The network is one of several news organizations, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico and Insider, that require staffers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or if they want to come back to work in person.
On July 28, Facebook announced that it will require workers returning to its offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “As our offices reopen, we will be requiring anyone coming to work at any of our U.S. campuses to be vaccinated,” Facebook’s VP of People Lori Goler said in a statement. “How we implement this policy will depend on local conditions and regulations.”
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