As many company brothers limit the time to return to the office indefinitely or postpone the matter to next year, T-Mobile “highly encourages” employees to get vaccinated and return to the office as soon as possible.
The Bellevue, Washington based company requires vaccination at its badge control offices and customer service sites at least by March 1, 2022. This policy does not apply to T-Mobile retail outlets, where T-Mobile encourages vaccination and requires employees and customers to wear masks without vaccination.
T-Mobile postponed the request to return to the office from September 20 to October 25. After that, employees need special approval to continue working remotely.
The Seattle Times first reported the news. T-Mobile confirmed their plans respectively.
In response to geekwire’s inquiry, a T-Mobile spokesman said by e-mail: “as we have taken measures to require the office to be vaccinated, we have added additional time from the previously announced time frame for returning to the office on September 20 and extended the date to October 25.”. “However, we still highly encourage vaccinated employees to return to the office from now on.”
“Of course, employees will make their own health choices and can request to continue working remotely during this period, which will be approved according to their roles and circumstances,” the spokesman said
The spokesman said that the company will require employees working in the office to provide vaccination certificates before October 25, possibly earlier.
Many companies had planned to let employees return to their offices regularly this fall, but the emergence of COVID-19 -19 delta variants hampered their plans.
Companies including Amazon and Expedia have now pushed their returns back to January 2022. Microsoft, redfin and other companies will open the timeline and promise to give full notice when employees set new dates.
These policies apply to the employees of these companies. In many cases, individual employees can enter the office if vaccinated.