Conservative news network Newsmax informed its staff Thursday that it will implement a mandate for the vaccine.
Many staff members and network reporters have openly criticized the warrants.
According to a relationship of Mediaite, Newsmax cited the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) implementation of COVID rules as an excuse to give in.
“To make sure we are in good standing, we require all vaccinated employees to present a copy of their vaccination card,” the email, obtained from Mediaite, informed staff.
Newsmax host Steve Cortes lashed out against the warrants on Thursday’s episode of his show, the same day they were briefed on the new network requirements.
“There is zero, and I mean zero, moral or ethical obligation for anyone who is forced to get vaccinated,” Cortes said. He added that mandates are “insane discrimination in the workplace”.
Employees of the network have until January 4, 2022 to be fully vaccinated, otherwise they will have to take a weekly COVID test.