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Chobani Giving Employees 6 Paid Hours to Get Vaccinated

January 27, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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Chobani Giving Employees 6 Paid Hours to Get Vaccinated
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Chobani Giving Employees 6 Paid Hours to Get Vaccinated
Jan 27, 2021
Eric Sorensen

While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still slowly being rolled out, one major food manufacturer is already going public with its plan to encourage employees to get the shot.

Chobani president and COO Peter McGuinness said in a January 22 LinkedIn post that the company will give its employees up to six hours of paid time off to get vaccinated — devoting three hours for each of the two vaccine doses when it’s available for them to receive.

McGuinness said, quote, “It’s simple, fair and the right thing to do. Our plant employees have been on the frontlines of putting food on America's kitchen tables 24/7 during this pandemic. They’re the heart of our company and we'll do whatever we can to protect them.”

Norwich, New York-based Chobani, best known for its yogurt products, is reportedly working with state and local officials about opportunities for its employees to be vaccinated.

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While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still slowly being rolled out, one major food manufacturer is already going public with its plan to encourage employees to get the shot.

Chobani president and COO Peter McGuinness said in a January 22 LinkedIn post that the company will give its employees up to six hours of paid time off to get vaccinated — devoting three hours for each of the two vaccine doses when it’s available for them to receive.

McGuinness said, quote, “It’s simple, fair and the right thing to do. Our plant employees have been on the frontlines of putting food on America's kitchen tables 24/7 during this pandemic. They’re the heart of our company and we'll do whatever we can to protect them.”

Norwich, New York-based Chobani, best known for its yogurt products, is reportedly working with state and local officials about opportunities for its employees to be vaccinated.