Nike Announces Vaccine Mandate For All U.S. Office-Based Employees

October 5, 2021

Nike will now require office-based U.S. employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a statement to FN on Tuesday, Nike said it would require all U.S. office-based employees to get the vaccine in order to support “the effort to bring people safely back to their workplaces.” Nike said it aims call employees back to its offices by January 10, 2022.

Nike, which has previously avoided an outright vaccine mandate, now joins a growing list of footwear and retail companies that have mandated vaccination for employees. In August, Under Armour said it would require all employees to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 31, 2021 in order to return to campus in January and engage in company-sponsored travel. Saks Fifth Avenue, Walmart, and TJX Companies previously announced similar mandates. FN