Companies are reconsidering coronavirus-related precautions as cases rise across the United States, fueled by the delta variable.
Lyft said Wednesday it won’t ask employees to return to the office until February, while Twitter said it would close its newly reopened offices in San Francisco and New York and indefinitely postpone further reopening plans.
Their actions come on the heels of announcements by authorities in California and New York that they will require hundreds of thousands of government workers to receive vaccinations or undergo weekly testing. President Biden is set to announce that all civilian federal workers must be vaccinated or undergo routine testing, social distancing, mask requirements and restrictions on most travel.
Apple said Wednesday that it will begin requiring employees and customers to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status at more than half of its US stores, in a unused sign that shopping in the country may soon resemble the days prior to the pandemic.
Google will require employees who return to company offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. She also said that she will postpone her official return date to mid-October from September. Google has more than 144,000 employees worldwide.
Netflix will require all of its American productions to be vaccinated by actors, along with everyone else who comes on set. It is the first studio to establish such a policy.
Facebook will require employees who work on US university campuses to be vaccinated, depending on local conditions and regulations. Facebook, which has about 60,000 workers, said in June that it would allow all packed-time employees to persevere working from home when conceivable.
The Durst Organization, one of New York City’s largest private real estate developers, is requiring that all of its employees be vaccinated for non-union positions by September 4. 6 or finish flip. Dorset has about 350 non-union employees and about 700 union workers.