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Delta Air Lines to Require That New Employees Get Vaccinated (1)

May 14, 2021, 3:52 PM

Delta Air Lines Inc. will require that new hires be vaccinated against Covid-19, aiming to protect employees and customers as demand for domestic air travel continues to climb.

The carrier has “made great progress to achieve herd immunity,” a trajectory it wants to maintain with the new standard, Delta said Friday. Vaccination isn’t required for current workers, though more than 60% of its workforce has received shots.

“This is an important move to protect our people and our customers, ensuring we can safely operate as demand returns,” the airline said.

The announcement came a day after the Centers for Disease ...

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