DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced late last week that team members based in their U.S. support offices will be required to be fully vaccinated by September 30 with any of the vaccines available. Team members who work in these locations and who are unable to be vaccinated will need to enroll in a COVID-19 testing program.
“As a company committed to health and wellness, our highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of our team members, as well as our customers and patients – and we strongly encourage all of our team members to get fully vaccinated,” said the retailer in a statement.
In addition, as many states continue to see increasing levels of COVID-19 activity due to the Delta variant, the chain has reinstated face cover requirements for all Walgreens team members – regardless of vaccination status – in our stores, distribution centers and offices nationwide, effective Aug. 4.
“We continue to monitor and follow the latest guidance from the CDC and local and state health officials, and we encourage all customers, including those who are vaccinated, to wear face covers in our stores to help limit the spread of COVID-19,” the company said.