Apple joins Meta, mandates COVID-19 booster shots for its employees


Tech companies are urging employees to get a booster shot for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Joining the bandwagon is Apple asking employees to carry proof of a COVID-19 booster shot when entering office premises.

according to a report of ledgeThe Cupertino-based tech giant has sent an email to employees informing them about the mandatory booster dose proof for corporate and retail employees.

Mandatory COVID-19 Booster Shot

ledge Apple has asked unvaccinated employees, or those who have not presented proof of vaccination, to carry a negative COVID-19 test report if they wish to enter Apple offices, the report said. . This rule will come into effect from January 24.

The memo reportedly read as, “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 staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations. Prevention of serious illness.”

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Apple has not yet officially confirmed any details in this matter to the media.

Meta, Amazon, Google introduce COVID-19 protocols

With the rise in COVID cases, many companies in the United States are strengthening their COVID protocols.

From mandating vaccinations to delaying returning to office, big tech companies are bringing in tougher rules to combat the spread of the new Omicron COVID virus.

Before Apple, Meta and Google announced new COVID guidelines for employees.

Facebook parent company has made COVID-19 booster shots mandatory for all employees returning to offices. Additionally, the company has also delayed the reopening of the US office till March 28, which was earlier scheduled to reopen from January 31.

Last week, Google made a weekly COVID-19 test mandatory for employees entering a US office. Some other media reports suggest that Amazon has announced to offer $40 to its US warehouse workers to get a booster shot.

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