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Microsoft to require vaccinations to enter its US offices

Microsoft Corp. said it will require employees, vendors and guests to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to enter its U.S. offices, starting in September. The software company will not fully reopen work sites until Oct. 4, at the earliest.

“We continue to review the situation on a local basis in each region/country/state where we work and will adjust dates and policies as needed,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. 

Microsoft is the latest U.S. employer to update its policies in the wake of a resurgence in coronavirus cases caused by the delta variant. Google and Facebook are among the technology companies that recently announced employees must be vaccinated to return to U.S. offices. 

Google also pushed back its planned reopenings to Oct. 18 from September, while Apple delayed its return-to-office plans to October, at the earliest. LinkedIn, on the other hand, decided to offer its staff the flexibility to work remotely full-time.


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