Many major IT companies in the US are making vaccines mandatory for on-campus personnel. This new decision was mainly owing to the surge in the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus cases. Twitter Inc is closing its reopened offices in the US owing to the increase in covid cases. The social media giant also halted office reopenings on Wednesday, which began permitting their employees back to its San Francisco and New York campuses at 50 percent capacity around a week ago, after a 16-month long hiatus.
Alphabet Inc, on Jul. 28, Google and Facebook Inc announced that all United States employees must get vaccinated before entering the workplace. Google intends to expand its vaccine campaign to additional areas in the following months. Health officials recently advised Americans who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus to continue wearing masks in indoor public spaces in areas where the virus is spreading rapidly.
According to a Deadline report, Netflix Inc has introduced a new policy requiring vaccines for all cast and staff members on all of its US-based films. Due to a recent increase in cases caused by the Delta variant across multiple regions, Google said on 28th July that it would extend its work-from-home policy until Oct. 18. Many multinational companies, including Microsoft and Uber, have stated that staff will be able to return to work after months of being forced to work from home owing to pandemic-related lockdowns.
Lyft Inc, a San Francisco-based ride-hailing company that had already made vaccinations compulsory for employees returning to work, has postponed its reopening from September 2021 to February. The Delta variant of the coronavirus, which first appeared in India, now amounts to nearly has 80% of coronavirus infections in the United States of America. With Many US Tech companies postponing their reopening of offices and others making vaccination mandatory for on-office personnel, the tech field is really in a bit of chaos in the US.