Apple is requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters as employers start mandating the shots amid the surge in Omicron cases
Appleemployees must get boosted or test to enter stores and offices starting February 15.
- A memo seen by The Verge also said unvaccinated workers must test often starting January 24.
Apple is requiring all of its corporate and retail employees to get COVID-19
"Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as
Any Apple employees who don't get booster shots within four weeks of becoming eligible will be required to take rapid antigen tests before entering workplaces starting February 15, the media outlet added.
Workers who are unvaccinated or haven't provided proof of vaccination must provide negative test results starting January 24, the memo seen by The Verge said, though the outlet added that it was unclear whether this testing requirement applied to both corporate and retail employees.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
US employers are grappling with a surge in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant just as many were preparing to return to the office after nearly two years of working from home.
- Discover what's new in iOS 17: Your ultimate guide to the latest features
- Hyderabad-based ethnic retailer Sai Silks Kalamandir IPO subscribed 4.4x
- After JP Morgan, Indian bonds set to enter other global bond indices; capital raising for infra push to get a boost
- 10 calcium-rich foods to ward Off calcium deficiency
- Amazon introduces next-gen of Echo smart devices with new-age AI