The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended it Food service employees come next receive vaccination during phase 1c of vaccine distribution. They are falling behind older and important workers like postmen and bus drivers who are currently prioritized for vaccination.
As of Monday morning, 614,117 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine had been given. according to CDC data. Around 4.6 million cans have been distributed so far.
However, some restaurants, like Chipotle, are concerned about the legal implications of requiring their employees to receive the vaccine.
“As of now, we will no longer commission it,” Niccol said on CNBCs.Close the bell. “
He added that the company will cover the cost of obtaining the vaccine for employees.
Other chains that don’t require vaccination include Cousins Subs, a Wisconsin-based sandwich restaurant. The company cited concerns about violations of employees’ medical rights.
Chipotle’s shares, with a market value of $ 39.7 billion, are up 69% in 2020. The company’s investments in its digital business paid off during the pandemic and helped it recover much faster than the wider restaurant industry.