Apple to Require Unvaccinated Office Employees to Test for COVID-19 Daily
Apple will now require its unvaccinated office employees to get tested for COVID-19 daily.
According to Bloomberg, the tech giant will start requiring all unvaccinated corporate employees to be tested for COVID-19 every time they have to work in the office instead of working from home.
Back in September, Bloomberg reported that Apple asked employees to share their vaccination status voluntarily. Those who refuse to share their vaccine status will also have to undergo daily testing, while vaccinated office workers will only have to do rapid testing once a week.
Slightly different rules will apply to Apple’s retail staff. Store workers who are unvaccinated will be required to take a COVID test twice a week, while vaccinated workers will also be required to submit to weekly tests.
Apple is asking employees to reveal their vaccination status by Sunday, ahead of the new rules going into effect on November 1, according to the report.
In August, the iPhone maker changed its return-to-office date from October to January due to the recent surge of coronavirus cases driven by the delta variant. Apple, like other tech companies including Google and Facebook, had employees work remotely for most of the pandemic.