CNN President Jeff Zucker told staff Thursday that the network fired three employees who came to work without getting a COVID-19 vaccine, as the company steps up efforts to keep the virus from spreading in its offices.

In an email to employees Thursday, Zucker said that the terminated employees violated the company’s honor system, which asked workers to attest that they were vaccinated but didn’t require them to produce documentary evidence of their vaccination.

“Let me be clear — we have a zero-tolerance policy on this,” Zucker said. “You need to be vaccinated to come to the office. And you need to be vaccinated to work in the field, with other employees, regardless of whether you enter an office or not.”

He said showing proof of vaccination may become part of the process of entering CNN buildings.

CNN had no immediate comment on Zucker’s email.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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