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Apple to require employee proof of COVID-19 booster -The Verge

Stock MarketsJan 15, 2022 02:00PM ET
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) will require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot, The Verge reported https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/15/22885181/apple-vaccine-covid-19-booster-shot-employees on Saturday, citing an internal email.

Starting Jan. 24, unvaccinated employees or those who haven't submitted proof of vaccination will need negative COVID-19 tests to enter Apple workplaces, the report said. The Verge said it was not immediately clear if the testing requirement applies to both corporate and retail employees.

"Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease," the memo read, according to The Verge.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Many companies in the U.S. have been strengthening their COVID-19 rules, mandating vaccination and delaying back-to-office plans as the Omicron variant increases infections across the country.

This week, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) parent Meta Platforms mandated COVID-19 booster shots for all workers returning to offices. It also delayed U.S. office reopenings to March 28, from an earlier plan of Jan. 31.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc's Google on Friday said it was temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for people entering its U.S. offices.

A report by The Information said Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has offered its U.S. warehouse workers $40 to get a booster shot.

Apple to require employee proof of COVID-19 booster -The Verge
 

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John Deledonne
John Deledonne Jan 17, 2022 3:35PM ET
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Follow the science? The jab is not 🚫 working!
david james
david james Jan 16, 2022 12:32PM ET
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the jab is not a cure. see a lot of people saying it doesn't work but it's stopped a lot of hospitalizations less pressure on icu units in UK and US. you can still catch covid even if you've had all Jan's available
Vitality Life
Vitality Life Jan 16, 2022 3:57AM ET
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Such a communism!!!!!! Embarrassing
Chad RicherThanYou
Chad RicherThanYou Jan 15, 2022 7:30PM ET
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Apple is garbage
Marcus Bennett
Marcus Bennett Jan 15, 2022 4:36PM ET
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this is a very small topic because most Apple products can be bought online and if anything has to be repaired you can send it in shipping
Marcus Bennett
Marcus Bennett Jan 15, 2022 4:36PM ET
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soon we're not going to have a need for public stores and shopping centres malls
John Avenetti
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you didn't read the title? it says employees
Always Long
Always Long Jan 15, 2022 3:54PM ET
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Even at Apple
Strat Afro
Strat Afro Jan 15, 2022 3:51PM ET
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I wonder whether the commander took his booster. 😎
Strat Afro
Strat Afro Jan 15, 2022 3:49PM ET
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Because current 🇺🇸 president is THE SOFTEST. 😎
Thanos theBear
Thanos theBear Jan 15, 2022 2:13PM ET
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time to sue Apple. Supreme Court says no mandate
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You are miss informed badly. Any private business can require vaccination if they want to.
 
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