Apple is asking its US workers to report their vaccination standing as COVID-19 instances spike within the nation, Bloomberg Information reported on Wednesday, citing an inner memo.
The iPhone maker has requested its workers to report their standing “voluntarily” by mid-September, no matter whether or not they’re working remotely or from an workplace, in accordance with the report.
New steering from the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention that requires absolutely vaccinated people to put on masks have prompted firms to vary their insurance policies on vaccinations and masking.
Massive tech corporations are additionally delaying their return-to-office timelines because the extremely contagious Delta variant drives a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.
Google lately prolonged its voluntary return-to-office coverage via January subsequent yr, CEO Sundar Pichai stated, citing uncertainty attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic in lots of components of the world.
The fast unfold of the extremely contagious Delta coronavirus variant can be making firms rethink their masks mandates and vaccination insurance policies.
“Past January 10, we’ll allow nations and areas to make determinations on when to finish voluntary work-from-home based mostly on native situations,” Pichai stated in an e mail to workers.
In the previous couple of weeks, firms together with Amazon and Lyft delayed their return-to-office timelines to 2022 for US employees because of the pandemic.
Google had earlier delayed its return-to-office coverage from September to October. It was one of many first firms to ask its workers to make money working from home because of the well being disaster.
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