GE Aviation to Require Vaccines For its Ohio employees

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GE Aviation‘s thousands of local employees will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8. Boston-based General Electric is requiring all of its U.S.-based employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 to comply with new rules for federal contractors. For its aircraft engine manufacturing subsidiary GE Aviation, its 9,000 Cincinnati-area workers must either be fully vaccinated or receive a medical or religious accommodation by Dec. 8.

President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 signed an executive order requiring all contractors working with the federal government be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on Sept. 24 established the Dec. 8 deadline for federal contractors and a Nov. 22 deadline for federal employees.

While GE Aviation falls under the rule mandating vaccinations, or exemptions, for federal contractors, Biden on Sept. 9 also directed the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draw up new rules that would require companies with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccination or weekly testing.

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