Goldman Sachs mandates US employees report their vaccination status

Goldman Sachs mandates US employees report their vaccination status

Goldman Sachs is requiring employees to report their vaccination status by noon on Thursday, according to a New York Times report. 

U.S. employees of the investment bank received a memo this week regarding the new requirement, the Times reported. Leslie Shribman, vice president of corporate communications at Goldman Sachs, said this memo was sent to employees who had not already registered their status. 

Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures,” said a portion of the memo sent to employees, which was obtained by The Hill. 

According to the New York Times, it had previously been optional for employees to report their vaccination status. 

Though Goldman Sachs is requiring employees to report their vaccination status, they are not requiring them to receive the vaccine saying in the memo, “While we strongly encourage you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, we understand that the choice to get vaccinated is a personal one.”

As businesses reopen following the coronavirus pandemic, companies across the country will be faced with the decision of whether to require employees to be vaccinated to return to work.