Southwest says it will comply with Biden vaccine mandate by Dec. 8

Southwest Airlines said on Monday it will comply with a Dec. 8 deadline set by President Joe Biden for its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The deadline, set last month under an executive order signed by Biden, covers all federal contractors. Southwest says employees must comply unless they receive an exemption "to continue employment with the airline."

"Southwest Airlines must join our industry peers in complying with the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination directive,” said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. 

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