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Morgan Stanley headquarters. Photo: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg via Getty Images

There's a new shift from prior thinking that companies could steer clear of mandating vaccines for their workers.

Driving the news: Morgan Stanley said this week it would ban unvaccinated people from offices, while JPMorgan warned a mandate could be on the way.

Why it matters: Wall Street isn't representative of the rest of corporate America — but its executives have been among the most outspoken about a swift return to in-person work.

  • How it plays out could set the stage for other companies sketching out a return-to-work plan for the fall.

The big picture: BlackRock will only allow inoculated workers to come back next month. Employees said they would feel more comfortable returning if everyone were vaccinated, Bloomberg reports.

  • JPMorgan says unvaxxed employees are expected to return for now, but they'll be subject to mask-wearing and a "daily health check."
  • Regardless, employees have to disclose vaccination status — or say whether they don't want to say.

Flashback: The federal government said last month it's legal for companies to require workers to be vaccinated.

Go deeper

Sep 30, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver braces for wave of exits over city employee vaccine mandate

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Time has run out.

Driving thew news: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s deadline has arrived for city workers and some "high-risk" private sector employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gaming CEO calls on industry to help fight climate change

"Catalyst Black." Screenshot: Super Evil Megacorp

Gaming CEO Kristian Segerstrale is calling on leaders in his industry to take action on climate change, after completing a $1.4 million fundraising campaign this summer.

Why it matters: Gaming's pandemic-fueled boom creates an opportunity, and maybe even an obligation, to do some good.

3 hours ago - World

U.S. releases updated vaccination, testing rules for foreign travelers

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Foreign travelers will be allowed entry to the U.S. beginning Nov. 8 if they can provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a shot authorized by the World Health Organization and a negative test within three days of departure, the White House announced Monday.

Why it matters: The updated guidance, which exempts children under the age of 18 from the vaccine requirement, is intended to provide further clarity for airlines and foreign nationals who have been restricted from traveling to the U.S. since early 2020.

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