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One day after the Iowa legislature passed a law that requires employers to honor medical and religious exemptions to vaccinations and allows fired employees to seek unemployment if they’re fired for refusing a COVID vaccination, a large Iowa employer is telling employees they can return to work — but they must be fully vaccinated.

The Chief Operation Officer shared Wells Fargo’s plan for employees to return to the office beginning Jan. 10, 2022.

“We have heard that many of you would like the opportunity to begin to transition back to the workplace before our full return,” an email to employees states. “You are part of a select group of U.S. staff employees invited to begin working from your assigned location on a voluntary basis beginning Nov. 1.”

During the early return period, employees were told they could visit their assigned workplace as often or as little as they wish. But, if they would like to take advantage of the voluntary early return, they MUST meet certain conditions. The very first requirement:

*Be fully vaccinated and have registered your vaccination status by visiting the GEt Vaccinated, Get Protected page.

“If you are not vaccinated, or those not to disclose your vaccination status, you are not eligible for this early return. Vaccination status aligned with attendance will be tracked,” the email states.

Author: Jacob Hall