How have tech companies faced the Omicron variable in their offices?

Many tech companies are taking extra precautions against the new Omicron variant.

Apple is now requiring its employees to get a booster dose of Covid and provide proof of vaccination before entering its office buildings and retail stores.

In an internal email seen by The Verge, the iPhone maker said that once an employee is eligible for a booster, they will have four weeks to comply, and said, “Otherwise, they will need to take frequent tests to enter a retail store, partner store or Apple office starting From February 15.

Apple will also require unvaccinated employees to submit negative rapid Covid antigen tests before entering the workplace, starting January 24: “As the efficacy of the initial series of Covid-19 vaccines wanes and highly contagious variants such as Omicron emerge, the booster shot is now part of keeping up with the vaccine. Covid-19 to protect against severe disease.

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Last week, Meta said employees who received the Covid booster vaccines would not be allowed into office buildings until it finally reopened. March 28 is another late date for the office to fully reopen as the Covid increase led by Omicron continues, and a Meta spokesperson said: “They will also need evidence of a booster vaccine.”
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And since the Covid infection caused by Omicron is increasing globally especially in the United States, she said google Also, it will now require fully vaccinated workers to come into offices for weekly Covid tests.

وستطلب google Anyone who goes to one of its US offices or facilities can receive a negative particle test for COVID-19, CNBC reports, citing an internal memo sent to employees. Their presence in the office.

“To help prevent further spread of Covid-19 during this period of increased risk, we are implementing temporary new health and safety measures for anyone who accesses our US locations,” a Google spokesperson said. their families.





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