The Cincinnati-based consumer products giant is implementing one of three options, P&G Spokesperson Patrick Blair said in a statement to The Enquirer.
Blair said the company will require all domestic employees to either provide proof of vaccination, have a "company-approved" vaccination exemption, or provide COVID-19 test results weekly.
A requirement is expected to go into effect Nov. 1 and it will apply to 26,500 U.S. employees, the company says.
P&G's announcement comes in response to President Joe Biden's plan to require businesses with over 100 employees to ensure workers are vaccinated or tested weekly.
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue an emergency temporary standard to enforce the requirement, which will impact over 80 million private sector employees, according to the White House.
OSHA's current guidance advises employers in part to encourage and facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations, implement social distancing for unvaccinated and at-risk workers and provide face coverings those working indoors, in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Employers should engage with workers and their representatives to determine how to implement multi-layered interventions to protect unvaccinated and otherwise at-risk workers and mitigate the spread of COVID-19," the administration's website states.
Which Cincinnati businesses require COVID-19 vaccines for employees?
P&G is the first major employer in Greater Cincinnati, outside government or health care, to announce a vaccine policy, though more institutions are expected to follow suit.
The city of Cincinnati asked its workers to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status by Tuesday, though employees who refused didn't face disciplinary action. City officials earlier this week pushed back a mandatory testing requirement by nearly a month.
A federal judge on Friday ruled St. Elizabeth Healthcare can move forward with a COVID-19 requirement for its more than 10,000 employees.
P&G, the maker of products such as Tide detergent and Pampers diapers, employs 10,000 workers in Greater Cincinnati and 101,000 worldwide.