Protecting executives, not the public Corporate executives understand that to stay safe, the people around them need to be vaccinated. At Taco Bell, for example, all corporate employees will be required to be vaccinated by January 3, 2022. Taco Bell is instituting a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health and safety reasons. Effective January 3, 2022, Taco Bell requires that corporate employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. There is no such requirement at Taco Bell restaurants, including company-owned locations. This is the case even though those who work at restaurants are at higher risk and interact much more frequently with the public. McDonald’s has had a vaccine requirement in place at its corporate offices since September 27 — but not its restaurants. According to the Shift survey, 56% of McDonald’s frontline employees are vaccinated.