Apple is tightening its COVID-19 policy, demanding that unvaccinated employees (or employees who refuse to disclose their vaccination status) receive daily COVID-19 tests to enter its offices, even though the company still does not require workers to be vaccinated Has. Vaccinated employees must also be tested regularly, but only once a week. Bloomberg Reports.
Retail employees in Apple stores also need to be tested regularly, albeit to a lesser extent than other Apple employees: unvaccinated employees have to take tests twice a week, vaccinated employees are tested once a week.
Corresponding Bloomberg, Apple has asked employees to provide proof of vaccination by October 24th before the new testing requirements go into effect on November 1st.
And while the move represents a slightly stronger push by Apple to vaccinate its employees, it is still not enough to actually get employees vaccinated. Apple is one of the largest major technology companies that has not yet introduced a mandate with Google, Facebook, and Microsoft all require personal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter their offices.
Apple’s new requirements also after Announcement of plans by President Joe Biden Introduce new OSHA standards that would require companies with more than 100 employees (which Apple certainly falls under) to ensure that employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or run weekly tests, which would meet Apple’s new requirements.