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Texas Owner, Operator Requires COVID-19 Vaccination

Camden requires vaccine for employees, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Houston-based owner/operator Camden is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Houston Chronicle’s article, “Commercial real estate firm Camden requires COVID vaccines for employees,” Camden told employees they have until Oct. 11 to be fully vaccinated.

The move follows other companies such as United Airlines and Google to mandate the vaccine for their workforces.

“We just decided to take a stand as a company and hope that other companies do as well,” said Camden CEO Ric Campo in the article. “The only way to get control of this pandemic and to stop the fourth, fifth or even sixth wave is to draw a line in the sand, and say you have a choice to get vaccinated or you have to go work someplace else.”

However, there will be exceptions based on religious and disability situations. The exempt employees will have to wear masks, be tested weekly and reapply for their exemption every 90 days, states the Chronicle.

Camden has 1,700 employees, including 500 in Houston. The company owns and operates over 165 communities and more than 59,000 apartment homes.

Read the Houston Chronicle article here.