Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees they won't need a COVID-19 vaccine when they return to the office next summer
Mark Zuckerbergtold vaccineto return to the office, The Daily Beast reported.
- A Facebook representative confirmed this to Business Insider and added that Zuckerberg told employees he was looking forward to getting a vaccine himself.
- Facebook employees won't be asked to return to the office until July at the earliest.
Facebook employees won't need a
CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in a virtual all-hands meeting on Thursday that the company wouldn't require them to get a COVID-19 vaccine to return to the office, a source told The Daily Beast.A Facebook representative confirmed this to Business Insider. "Our US offices remain closed and we don't expect them to open before the COVID-19 vaccines are widely available," they said. "At yesterday's company Q&A, Mark said that at this point, based on what we know, we don't think it will be necessary to require a vaccine for employees to return to work. He also said he's confident in the vaccine and looks forward to getting one himself."
Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine started rolling out in the UK this week, and a committee of experts in the US on Thursday voted in favor of authorizing it for emergency use. It's now up to the Food and Drug Administration to decide whether to give it emergency authorization.
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