CNN dismisses three employees who were unvaccinated

CNN announced on Thursday that it had fired three employees who violated its coronavirus safety protocols by going to the office unvaccinated. "In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated," CNN"s president, Jeff Zucker, wrote in an internal memo on Thursday that was obtained by The New York Times. "Let me be clear &mdash we have a zero-tolerance policy on this." Zucker did not say where the employees worked, what positions they held or how their violations of the vaccine mandate were discovered. CNN declined to comment beyond his memo. "We expect that in the weeks ahead, showing proof of vaccination may become a formal part" of the process for gaining access to the network"s workplaces, Zucker added. The New York Times noted that the network had said this year that employees would need to be vaccinated against the virus in order to return to its American offices. The network has been relying on an honor system rather than requiring proof of vaccination status. In his memo on Thursday, according to the report, Zucker announced that CNN had postponed its formal September 7 return to the office for American employees. CNN has not determined a new date, but Zucker said sometime in October "seems reasonable at this point."

CNN dismisses three employees who were unvaccinated
CNN announced on Thursday that it had fired three employees who violated its coronavirus safety protocols by going to the office unvaccinated. "In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated," CNN"s president, Jeff Zucker, wrote in an internal memo on Thursday that was obtained by The New York Times. "Let me be clear &mdash we have a zero-tolerance policy on this." Zucker did not say where the employees worked, what positions they held or how their violations of the vaccine mandate were discovered. CNN declined to comment beyond his memo. "We expect that in the weeks ahead, showing proof of vaccination may become a formal part" of the process for gaining access to the network"s workplaces, Zucker added. The New York Times noted that the network had said this year that employees would need to be vaccinated against the virus in order to return to its American offices. The network has been relying on an honor system rather than requiring proof of vaccination status. In his memo on Thursday, according to the report, Zucker announced that CNN had postponed its formal September 7 return to the office for American employees. CNN has not determined a new date, but Zucker said sometime in October "seems reasonable at this point."