Universal workers must be vaccinated or get weekly testing

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Starting next month, workers at Universal Orlando’s theme parks will be required to undergo vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing to comply with federal guidelines.

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Orlando, Fla. — Starting next month, workers at Universal Orlando’s theme parks will have to undergo vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing to comply with federal guidelines, company officials said Wednesday.

Most of the workers have already been vaccinated. The new policy does not affect guests.

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Under federal rules that take effect Monday, companies with 100 or more employees will require workers to be vaccinated or non-vaccinated employees to undergo weekly COVID testing. The rules are being challenged in the US Supreme Court.

Workers at Universal’s theme parks must be fully vaccinated by February 9 or will need to take a test every week, Universal officials said in a statement. He said the company will initially provide free, onsite testing.

Last fall, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure prohibiting private businesses from holding vaccine mandates unless they give workers immunity based on medical reasons, religious beliefs, past infection, routine testing or wearing protective gear. Do not allow to exit for an agreement. , Federal law trumps Florida.

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