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CNN fires three employees who came to office unvaccinated - memo

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(Reuters) - News media company CNN has terminated three of its employees for coming to the office unvaccinated against the COVID-19 last week, according to a memo sent to staff internally on Thursday.

In the note seen by Reuters, President Jeff Zucker told employees that the company has zero tolerance policy on such instances and required its employees to be vaccinated to come to office or to work on field with other employees.

"Everyone from news, sports and studios who comes in now and going forward must be vaccinated. We have been clear about this for months, so there should be no confusion," according to the memo.

Showing proof of vaccination may now become a formal part of the process to enter office, CNN said, as against an honor system earlier.

Besides, CNN has decided to postpone the Sept. 7 return date in the U.S. to around mid-October due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country and has mandated masks in its Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Atlanta workspaces, Zucker said in the note.

It, however, didn't disclose the office location where the incident took place.

Several companies across the U.S. have changed their plans on vaccinations, masking and return to office due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country and the announcement of new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks.

CNN currently has most of its offices open for employees who want to work there voluntarily, provided they are fully vaccinated.

CNN fires three employees who came to office unvaccinated - memo
 

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Stephen Willis
Stephen Willis Aug 06, 2021 6:32PM ET
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First, fire Chris Cuomo
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers Aug 06, 2021 3:38AM ET
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another reason not to watch Cnn
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Aug 06, 2021 3:38AM ET
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you do know of course FoxNews also required their employees to be vaccinated, despite all their blowhard on air personalities' antivax rants?
Stephen Willis
Stephen Willis Aug 06, 2021 3:38AM ET
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calm down! There are many reasons not to watch the Communist News Network!
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers Aug 06, 2021 3:37AM ET
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biden and his bunch dont even see how totalitarian they and their cronies are.. fare well freedom of choice..
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Aug 06, 2021 3:37AM ET
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since FoxNews also required their employees to be vaccinated, I guess Rupert Murdoch is now Biden's crony too?
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers Aug 06, 2021 3:35AM ET
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well said, Edward Paul..when will the people wake up who voted these foolisj dems into Office?
Mike Mike
Mike Mike Aug 06, 2021 2:21AM ET
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Excellent
László Popescu
László Popescu Aug 06, 2021 1:58AM ET
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A desperate, incompetent move of an executive holding on to a wrong decision. Well-founded and deserved lawsuit on th horison.
Mad Money
Mad Money Aug 06, 2021 1:16AM ET
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Good
David David
David9 Aug 06, 2021 12:37AM ET
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Here comes the lawsuit...
Rick Baier
Rick Baier Aug 06, 2021 12:31AM ET
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78 percent of the people who got covid in Massachusetts recently were fully vaccinated. Yeah it's called a experimental vaccine is reason.
Rosta Pilny
Raasta Aug 06, 2021 12:31AM ET
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You mean the 300 sample study? C'mon, this ain't about hundreds picked up somewhere, statistics about hundreds of millions is to believe.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Aug 06, 2021 12:31AM ET
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surely even with you remedial math degree from Trump University you should know when they said Pfizer/Moderna vaccines is 95% effective (that means it's less than 100%) and some people will still get Covid even after vaccinations?
Angel Obregón Plata
Angel Obregón Plata Aug 05, 2021 10:54PM ET
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Bravo! 👏👏👏 hope McDonald's, Walmart, Amazon, etc do the same
Frank Olivarez
Frank Olivarez Aug 05, 2021 10:47PM ET
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Trash
Rick Baier
Rick Baier Aug 05, 2021 10:35PM ET
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Experimental vaccine what you employees don't want to be lab rats?
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stocknifty dotcom Aug 05, 2021 10:33PM ET
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All would be male employees.
Nikhil Mehta
Nikhil Mehta Aug 05, 2021 10:23PM ET
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CNN about to get effed. you can't mandate experimental vaccine.
John Rowton
John Rowton Aug 05, 2021 10:22PM ET
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They gave out medical information of their employees. Does HIPPA care?
Dee Graham
Dee Graham Aug 05, 2021 10:22PM ET
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No, because HIPAA doesn't apply to them
Rick Baier
Rick Baier Aug 05, 2021 10:18PM ET
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Ridiculous. Lawsuits coming. I find this liberal news media guilty of hypocrisy. The same station that ferociously stand by a women's right to chose " My Body my Choice " Is silent on this forced vaccination,?
Joel Schwartz
Joel Schwartz Aug 05, 2021 10:18PM ET
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Those are wildly different scenarios.
Tre Hsi
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did you lean from your Trump University's biology class that pregnancy = infectious diseases?
 
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