General Motors has required all U.S. salaried employees to report their Covid-19 vaccination status as it and other companies across the country mull over whether or not to mandate immunization programs.
GM on Thursday confirmed it confidentiality asked its approximately 48,000 U.S. white-collar workers to disclose the information as a way to monitor overall immunity levels and guide its safety protocols.
“The level of immunity is an important factor in determining when GM may need to increase or be able to relax or rescind certain COVID-19 safety protocols,” the company said in an emailed statement.
The survey, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, went out earlier this month. Employees were required to respond by this past Monday. Those who said they were fully vaccinated needed to submit proof of their status.