August 18, 2022
Apple will require employee proof of COVID-19 booster: Report


The Verge reported Saturday, citing an internal email, that Apple would require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot.

The report said that starting January 24, non-vaccinated employees or those who have not presented proof of vaccination will be required to have negative COVID-19 tests to enter Apple workplaces. The Verge said It was not immediately clear whether the testing requirement applies to both corporate and retail employees.

“Due to the decrease in the effectiveness of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of keeping up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations to protect against serious disease,” the memo read, According to The Verge.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Several companies in the US are tightening their COVID-19 rules, mandating vaccinations and delaying back-to-office plans as the Omicron version increases infections nationwide.

This week, Facebook’s parent meta platforms made COVID-19 booster shots mandatory for all employees returning to offices. It delayed the reopening of the US office from its earlier plan of January 31 to March 28.

Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it is temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for people entering its US offices.

a report By The Information said that Amazon has offered $40 (about Rs 2,970) to its US warehouse workers to get a booster shot.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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