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Southwest Air to Require Workers to Be Vaccinated by Dec. 8

Date: October 4, 2021

By Sarah Halzack, Bloomsberg

Southwest Airlines Co. said Monday that it will require most workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the latest carrier to take such a step. 

Less than two weeks ago, Southwest’s incoming chief executive officer, Bob Jordan, told Bloomberg News the company was not considering a mandate. Competitor United Airlines Holdings Inc. had announced a vaccine requirement for workers in August and has said recently that 98.5% of employees have complied.  

Southwest said its policy goes into effect Dec. 8. Workers can seek exemptions for religious, medical or disability reasons.  

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