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United Airlines moves forward in terminating hundreds of un-vaccinated employees


Roughly 600 United Airlines U.S. employees will be terminated for refusing to comply with the organization’s vaccination requirement.

According to the New York Times, a company memo sent on Tuesday announced the move.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision but keeping our team safe has always been our first priority,” read the memo in part.

The NYT said the company, which employs around 67,000 people in the U.S., has already started the termination process. The number of workers losing their jobs for deciding not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 adds up to less than 1 percent of the airline’s entire U.S. workforce.

In August, the airline announced its policy requiring employees to provide proof of vaccination within five weeks of full approval by the FDA or by October 25 — whichever came first.

Delta Airlines said last month that it would implement a monthly $200 charge on its health care plan for unvaccinated employees.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.