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Kroger Co. to cut some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated employees

Amtrak temporarily withdraws employee vaccine mandate. Kroger ends some benefits for unvaccinated employees.

Where: United States

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Supermarket chain Kroger Co. has announced that it is removing selected COVID-19 benefits for its unvaccinated employees starting 2022.

Kroger Co. said it would no longer provide paid emergency leave of 2 weeks to employees who contract COVID-19 – unless local authorities require they do otherwise.

Kroger Co. will also require that unvaccinated salaried employees who are enrolled in the company health plan pay a $50 monthly surcharge starting January 1st, 2022.

Regarding Kroger Co.’s decision, White House Press Secretary Psaki stated, “We know different private sector companies and entities are going to take different steps to incentivize people to get vaccinated, to keep their employees safe and their workforce safe… it’s… not a policy we’re putting out there from the federal government.”

On Tuesday, Amtrak temporarily withdrew its COVID-19 employee vaccination mandate, allowing workers to opt for weekly testing instead.

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