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Carhartt Inc. is independently requiring the vaccine for all U.S. employees and those in Madisonville are protesting it.
The January 4 deadline is approaching for Carhartt employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Employee's came together outside of the Old Hopkins County Courthouse in Madisonville to protest this new requirement.
According to workers at the protest, the company informed them about the vaccine mandate one month ago. Since, they have been sending emails asking for them to rethink the decision.
With them being a few days away from the deadline, they have taken to the street to have their voices heard.
"All of us, you know associates, have worked completely through the COVID, you know through the pandemic. We've been loyal, we've been faithful and then now all of a sudden it's like you've got to comply," said Angela Faulk, an employee at Carhartt. "we love, we love Carhartt, working for Carhartt but we just feel like this decision is wrong."
Carhartt Inc. will accept medical and religious accommodation's for review. The company has interviewed employees to gather information regarding their condition or beliefs.
They plan to let those employee's know whether or not they have been approved to be exempt, December 10th.
Anyone who does not comply by January 4th, will be terminated.