REPORT: Cubs Organization Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for All Non-Player Employees

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REPORT: Cubs Organization Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for All Non-Player Employees

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The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals were among the first to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for full-time non-player employees, but, as I said, other organizations – not just baseball – would assuredly be coming. Indeed, even those two MLB teams were far from the first sports organizations to do it.

Now the Chicago Cubs are on board:

As Jesse Rogers reports, the organization’s non-player employees are already 90% vaccinated, and the Cubs are not expecting any “high-profile departures” from the mandate. It’s just good and safe health practice when your ability to transmit a disease impacts those around you. The vaccines, which are safe and effective, are the one of the best tools against serious illness and continued spread of the virus, which means employers do have a pretty direct interest in keeping their employees safe (for themselves, and from each others’ spread).

Players’ health and safety protocols are governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and/or side agreements between the parties. A vaccine mandate has never been a part of that.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.