Goldman Sachs is mandating its U.S. employees to report whether or not they've received a COVID-19 vaccine by noon Thursday, reports the New York Times.
Why it matters: The federal government has said it is legal for companies to require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Yet vaccine "passports" are a point of controversy, with several Republican-led states forbidding some private businesses from using them.
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The big picture: Up until now, Goldman Sachs had allowed vaccination status disclosure to be optional. Vaccinated employees have been allowed to go maskless in the office since May, per the Times.
Now, although they aren't required to show their actual vaccine cards, employees must log the date and brand of their COVID-19 vaccine jabs into an internal company system.
What they're saying: "Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures," said a company memo obtained by the Times.
“As a result, it is mandatory that you submit your vaccination status on the Canopy app, whether or not you are vaccinated," the memo added, per CNBC.
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