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Delta to require new employees get COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines will require all new employees get vaccinated for COVID-19 before joining the company.The Atlanta-based airline's CEO Ed Bastian made the announcement speaking to CNN's Richard Quest Thursday during a tour of Delta's mass vaccination center at the Delta Flight Museum.According to Bastian, over 60% of Delta employees have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He expects that percentage to eventually increase to around 75 or 80%."Any person joining Delta in the future - future employees will be mandated to be vaccinated to be joining the company," Bastian said.The CEO says current Delta employees will be "strongly encouraged" to be vaccinated, but it will not be mandatory.SEE MORE: Delta CEO: New Georgia

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ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines will require all new employees get vaccinated for COVID-19 before joining the company.The Atlanta-based airline's CEO Ed Bastian made the announcement speaking to CNN's Richard Quest Thursday during a tour of Delta's mass vaccination center at the Delta Flight Museum.According to Bastian, over 60% of Delta employees have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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