Three banks require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

Posted on Aug 09 2021

HONOLULU, Hawaii—Effective Sept. 30, Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, and Territorial Savings Bank will be requiring employees to show proof of full vaccination or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

Under the new policy, the financial institutions will cover the COVID-19 test cost for non-vaccinated employees undergoing weekly testing.

In a statement Friday, it said these three banks were prompted to implement this new measure due to what it described as an “alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.”

Employees may submit requests for exemptions due to legitimate religious or medical reasons. Individuals granted exemptions will still be required to comply with regular COVID-19 testing and other preventative requirements. (PR)

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