Alaska Railroad rescinds vaccination requirement
November 4, 2021
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The board of the Alaska Railroad has voted unanimously to rescind a requirement for all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Initially, railroad employees were supposed to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine requirements ordered by President Joe Biden that, in part, required vaccination for employees of contractors doing business with the federal government. The railroad is a federal contractor.
An email sent to railroad employees on Oct. 22 said the railroad must meet the standard. But the board decision on Oct. 26 followed legal challenges that...