In a message to employees that was sent out on Thursday, Orlando announced it will not require for its unvaccinated employees, despite a directive Universal issued on January 10. The decision was made in response to a change in , according to The Orlando Sentinel.
‘ initial directive would have required employees of the resort to either be vaccinated or to undergo beginning on February 9. The directive would have also required unvaccinated employees to wear masks while on duty in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard.
But on January 13, the threw out the requirement put forth by OSHA, stating that the OSHA overstepped its authority with the mandate.
Previously, spokesman for Tom Schroder said that it would adjust its policies regarding and as changes are made by the courts.
The message sent to employees of yesterday also stated that the company would pay employees who were unable to work a shift due to side effects from receiving the COVID vaccine or the booster shot. That pay is available to employees through April 9.
Though the message made the company’s previous directive null and void, it also said that Universal would continue to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but that it would not require or mandate employee .
Universal will still require its employees to share their with the company, a practice Universal has been carrying out since August 2021. But the company doesn’t require employees to show their vaccine cards as of .