The Arizona State University, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, released a survey showing that more than 60% of companies in the U.S. will require proof of vaccination from their employees. This survey was released Thursday with responses from both the U.S. and the U.K. A CNBC report looked at the results from 957 U.S. facilities across 24 industries that ASU surveyed.
According to the survey and as reported by CNBC, 44% of employers would require all employees to get vaccinated, 31% would encourage but not require employees to be vaccinated and 14% would require some employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, 65% of employers plan to incentivize their employees to be vaccinated.
Employers were also asked about potential consequences for employees who violated company vaccination policy. Overall, 42% of companies said employees would not be allowed to return to the physical workplace, and 35% indicated that disciplinary action, including termination, would be a possibility, notes CNBC
“More than one year into the Covid-19 crisis, it’s clear that employers across the United States and UK are now taking a more proactive role and creating their own policies to manage the pandemic,” said Mara Aspinall, project co-lead, professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and advisor to The Rockefeller Foundation, in a statement from the foundation.
The survey also targeted employee mental health due to changes from the pandemic. Loneliness, depression and anxiety are present in every demographic, according to survey results. Read Full Article >