Apple requires frequent COVID testing for all corporate, retail employees2021-09-17 17:26 by Daniela
Tags: Apple, COVID19
Apple employees heading back to the office or to Apple Stores will reportedly have to comply with a new COVID-19 company policy. Vaccinated and unvaccinated employees may be required to take COVID tests, with the latter receiving them frequently.
Unlike other tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, Apple has not mandated vaccines for its employees and still does not require workers to get vaccinated to remain at Apple. Prior to the upcoming testing mandate, testing was encouraged, but not required.
Apple offers vouchers to get employees vaccinated through Walgreens along with on-site vaccinations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin. Paid time off is available for vaccine appointments, as is paid sick leave for those who experience side effects.
Apple initially planned to bring workers back to the office at least a few days a week by September, but has delayed that timeline twice. Currently, a return to in-office work has been postponed until January 2022 at the earliest.
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