Universal announces vaccine mandate for all employees

Universal announces vaccine mandate for all employees
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Universal has announced a vaccine mandate for all of its employees.

The theme park follows in the footsteps of Walt Disney World, which required all of its non-union employees to be vaccinated late last year. That mandate was rolled back following a slate of laws passed by the Florida legislature. Universal is skirting the language of a mandate, allowing unvaccinated employees to begin testing weekly for COVID-19. The rules around required vaccination will take effect February 9.

The mandate doesn't go as far as some put in place by various cruise lines. There are no new requirements for guests, for example.  Guests are still required to wear masks whenever they are indoors on Universal property.

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