GE mandates COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. workers

GE mandates COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. workers

GE mandates COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. workers

The General Electric logo is pictured on working helmets during a visit at the General Electric offshore wind turbine plant in Montoir-de-Bretagne, near Saint-Nazaire, western France, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

CHICAGO, Oct 19 (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) has asked its U.S.-based workers to get COVID-19 shots or seek a medical or religious accommodation by Dec. 8 in order to comply with U.S. President Joe Biden’s executive order.

As part of efforts to control the pandemic, which has killed more than 700,000 Americans, Biden, a Democrat, last month signed the order requiring federal contractors to mandate COVID-19 shots for employees and get them vaccinated by Dec. 8.

As a federal contractor, GE said it is complying with the executive order and updated its vaccine policy last week.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh
Editing by Chris Reese

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