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Macy’s asks employees for vaccination status

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Retail giant Macy’s is asking all its employees for their COVID-19 vaccination status, regardless of an employee’s position in the company, according to a memo sent out Tuesday and obtained by The New York Times. 

Macy’s, which also owns Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury, said the company will “review” those who are unvaccinated and the individuals “may be contacted by someone from the Colleague Advisory team to discuss next steps.”

The vaccination status is requested of all employees “regardless of whether you work in a store, a supply chain facility, an office, or are remote/hybrid.” 

A Macy’s representative told the Times that the company is “working to comply with federal and local guidelines related to Covid.”

The company stopped short of issuing a full vaccinate mandate, the newspaper noted, but moved to be in line with new guidance from the Centers for Disease and Prevention that asymptomatic individuals infected with COVID-19 can return to work after five days instead of 10.

The development comes as the Supreme Court will be determining if President Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees is legal.

Macy’s also announced Tuesday it would be cutting its store hours from Monday to Thursday in response to the omicron variant and staffing shortages, CNBC first reported.

The Hill has reached out to Macy’s for comment. 

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