International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) said on Friday he would only allow fully vaccinated U.S. employees to return to their offices, which are slated to open from September 7, given the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
“We will still be opening many of our sites in the United States, where local clinical conditions permit, the week of September 7. However, the reopenings will only affect fully vaccinated employees who choose to come to the office, ”said Nickle LaMoreaux, director of human resources. said in a note sent to employees.
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The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant and new guidelines from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that require fully vaccinated people to wear masks have led companies to change their plans for return to office, vaccinations and masking.
The tech company has also asked its employees to get fully vaccinated, joining other big techs to fight the spread of the virus.
Earlier Thursday, Facebook Inc (FB.O) pushed back the return date from its offices for all U.S. employees and some international employees until January 2022, while AT&T Inc (TN) said he will require management employees to be vaccinated before entering a workplace.