Southwest Airlines is providing more information on plans to place unvaccinated staff members on unpaid leave starting in early December. The policy covered employees who applied for but had not yet received a religious or medical exemption for COVID-19 shots. The company clarified it's giving employees until November 24th to get fully vaccinated or apply for an exemption. If the exemption is still pending and not yet decided, the employee will not be put on unpaid leave. The information comes after hundreds of Southwest employees and customers staged a protest against its coronavirus vaccine mandate outside the airline's Dallas headquarters.