Allowing large technology companies to enroll American workers only in offices

A sign will appear outside the Google office on May 8, 2019 near the company’s headquarters in California, USA. REUTERS / Paresh Dave / File Photo

July 28 (Reuters) – Workers in the United States are being forced to take COVID-19 vaccines before entering campuses, as the most contagious Delta variant is reviving regional issues.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook Inc. (FBC) said on Wednesday that all US employees must be vaccinated to enter offices. Google plans to expand the vaccine drive to other regions in the coming months. (

According to the deadline, streaming giant Netflix Netflix (NFLX.O) has implemented a policy that mandates vaccines and vaccines for all US products.

Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) plans to restore the mask required policy in most US retail stores, customers and employees, even though they are vaccinated, Bloomberg News reported. (

Apple and Netflix did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Many technology companies, including Microsoft Corporation (MSFT.O) and Uber (UBER.N), have said they expect employees to return to office after months of forcing epidemic-based locks from home to work.

In April, Salesforce said it would allow vaccinators to return to some of their offices. Read more

Google has also said it will extend its homework policy until October 18 due to recent developments in the Delta.

We will continue to review the data carefully before we move on to our full office plan and will notify you at least 30 days in advance.

Report by Tiashi Data in Bengalru; Edited by Maju Samuel and Devika Simonat

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