Big tech companies are making it mandatory for employees in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before entering campuses, as the highly contagious delta version of the coronavirus prompts a resurgence in cases.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday that all US employees should be vaccinated when they walk into offices. Google plans to expand its vaccination campaign to other countries in the coming months.
according to a time limit Reportedly, streaming giant Netflix Inc. has also implemented a policy making vaccination mandatory for cast and crew on all of its US productions.
As Bloomberg News reports, Apple Inc. plans to reinstate its mask requirement policy for both customers and employees at most of its US retail stores, even if they have been vaccinated.
Apple and Netflix did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Microsoft Corp. And several tech companies, including Uber, have said they expect employees to return to their offices, months after the pandemic-induced lockdown forced them to move to work from home.
In April, Salesforce said it would allow vaccinated employees to return to some of its offices.
Google also said on Wednesday that it would extend its global work-from-home policy until October 18, as the recent delta version spiked cases in various regions.
“We will continue to review the data carefully and let you know at least 30 days before making changes to our full return-to-office plans,” the company said.