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Honeywell mandates COVID-19 shots at all U.S. offices

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Honeywell International Inc said on Wednesday it will require employees at all its U.S. offices and some manufacturing locations to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under an executive order from President Joe Biden for federal contractors.

Adds vaccine mandate comment from Leidos Holdings

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc HON.O said on Wednesday it will require employees at all its U.S. offices and some manufacturing locations to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under an executive order from President Joe Biden for federal contractors.

Other government contractors including Boeing Co BA.N, International Business Machines Corp IBM.N and Raytheon Technologies Corp RTX.N have also mandated vaccines, with the White House last month setting Dec. 8 as the vaccination deadline for millions of employees of federal contractors.

"The vaccination mandate applies to all Honeywell locations within the U.S. and its territories that support U.S. government contract work. This includes all U.S. office locations," the conglomerate said.

However, manufacturing sites not supporting government contracts are excluded from the mandate, Honeywell said. The company has 41,000 employees in the United States.

U.S. defense contractor Leidos Holdings LDOS.N also said on Wednesday that its employees must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test result to access the company's facilities from Oct. 1.

Separately, Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N recently updated the COVID-19 guidance on its website to say it would "follow federal, state and local mandates, including those requiring vaccinations."

Previous versions of the guidance did not specifically address vaccination requirements.

(Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

((Nathan.Gomes@thomsonreuters.com;))

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