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(CNN) – A growing number of large companies are considering vaccine mandates for their employees as the Delta variant spreads in America and around the world.

The Business Roundtable, a powerful lobby group chaired by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, has asked member companies about their plans for vaccine needs, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Business.

That non-public survey found that more companies are considering prescribing vaccines compared to a few months ago, the source said. The news of the poll was first published by the New York Times.

The vaccine requirements reflect the desire of business leaders to make it easier for employees to push back into offices and efforts to increase vaccination rates – before even stronger variants emerge.

“Vaccine requirements are becoming the norm, not the exception,” said Constance Hunter, chief economist at KPMG. “Without them, there really is no safe way back to work. The Delta variant has proven that. “

Only in the past few weeks have United Airlines, Google, Facebook, Tyson Foods, Equinox, Walmart and Disney announced plans to vaccinate at least part of their workforce. CNN mother WarnerMedia said Thursday that as of September 6, proof of vaccination will be required to enter US office buildings.

After meeting the White House on vaccines, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby predicted “widespread” vaccine mandates across the country.

“It’s really just a basic security issue,” Kirby told CNN this week.

While the requirements for vaccines are controversial, efforts to combat them in court have so far proven futile. On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett declined a request to block Indiana University’s vaccine mandate, which provides further evidence that similar guidelines could legally exist.

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