Facebook will require that its employees be immunized against the coronavirus before they can return to its headquarters in Menlo Park and other offices in the United States. “When our offices reopen, we will demand that anyone coming to work on one of our US campuses be vaccinated,” Lori Goler, vice president of personnel at Facebook, said on Wednesday. “We continue to work with experts to ensure that our return-to-office plans prioritize everyone’s health and safety. ”
A bit like google, which announced a similar policy earlier today, the company said it would put in place a process for workers who cannot get vaccinated for medical and “other” reasons. It also states that the implementation of the requirement in different parts of the world will depend on local conditions and regulations.
In June, Facebook announced that it was on track to reopen most of its U.S. offices in 50 percent capacity by early September. Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said employees can apply for permanent remote jobs. In the same article, he noted that in the next five to ten years, up to half of the company’s workforce could be made up of teleworkers.
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