Google will require all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed to return to the company’s offices.
The announcement was made by CEO Sundar Pichai, in a letter obtained by The New York Times.
Google becomes the first major tech company to take a position on the matter. According to the document shared by the New York Times, the vaccination requirement will apply to workers at US offices “in the coming weeks” and to other regions “in the coming months.”
Google also said it will be delaying its official return to offices from September to October 18th, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spike across the US and the rest of the world. Earlier this week, Apple had also announced the postponing of the end of its remote policy to “October at the earliest.”
The Biden Administration will reportedly also announce a requirement for all federal workers to be vaccinated or face frequent testing for COVID-19. In New York, the governor announced similar measures today.
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