Microsoft said it will require all employees, suppliers and guests entering its U.S. building from September to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and work with Google, Facebook and other companies to implement such policies.
In addition, the company said Tuesday morning that the full reopening of its U.S. workplaces is now no earlier than October 4.
A Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday morning: “As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to closely follow new developments and adjust our plans as this situation develops, bringing employees’ Health and safety are our top priority.” “We will continue to review the situation on a local basis in each region/country/state where we work, and will adjust dates and policies as needed.”
Microsoft said it will provide accommodation for employees with health conditions or other protected reasons (such as religion) to prevent them from being vaccinated.
This move is because people are increasingly worried about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the United States. Including Seattle area.
Microsoft began to recall employees in March.Before The earliest expected date for its full reopening is September 7.