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Collins Aerospace employees have received a message instructing them mandatory vaccinations will begin shortly. And, effective immediately, any employee traveling for company business “must be fully vaccinated prior to traveling.”

By Nov. 15, all company executives and new hires must be fully vaccinated. Contractors and employees who have worked from home either full- or part-time during the pandemic must be fully vaccinated in order to enter a company facility.

By Jan. 1, 2022, all U.S. employees, regardless of role type, must be fully vaccinated.

“Some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated sooner based on customer requirements and/or federal guidance,” the message states.

Fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed since a single-shot vaccine or the second dose of a two-shot vaccine, the message reads. Once FDA requirements are defined for booster shots, employees will be required to obtain the shots at the recommended interval to be considered fully vaccinated.

Requests for medical and religious exceptions will be considered on a “case-by-case basis.”

Author: Jacob Hall