Ahead of the federal vaccine mandate deadline on February 9th, Starbucks will require US employees be vaccinated by February 9th or receive weekly COVID-19 testing.
In a letter to the approximately 220,000 US employees, Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver, told employees they must disclose their vaccination status by January 10th.
According to Culver:
“This is an important step we can take to help more partners get vaccinated, limit the spread of COVID-19, and crate choices that partners can own based on what’s best for them.”
“If vaccination rates rise and community spread slows, we will adapt accordingly. But if things get worse, we may have to consider additional measures. For now, my hope is that we will all do our part to protect one another.”
Employees that choose not to be vaccinated will be responsible for acquiring their own federally approved tests and submitting results.