George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Starbucks Says all its US Employees Need to be Vaccinated Against Covid-19—or Get Tested Weekly

January 4 - Retail Brew

Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation and associate professor of marketing in the School of Business, discussed why some experts believe a government-issued policy might make it easier for retailers to carry out policies.

“In contrast to individual companies enforcing vaccine mandates within their company, government-directed vaccine mandates are beneficial in that they take this decision out of the hands of the retailer and, to a certain extent, level the playing field across retailers,” Vadakkepatt told Retail Dive in December. “Governments have the burden of ensuring public health.”