Source: Abby Liebing

The Hershey Co. enacted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees and now the company is firing employees who have not complied.

A representative of the iconic Pennsylvania-based chocolate manufacturer said employees who have not been vaccinated are being “separated from the company,” WHTM-TV in Harrisburg reported Wednesday.

Hershey announced its vaccine mandate for salary employees in August, and it went into effect on Oct. 4.

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“Hershey is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our employees and our customers,” the company said in a statement. “We believe that the best way to protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our various business partners is to ensure that our salaried employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. This is to reduce the spread of the virus and the potential for serious disease or death.”

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