Facebook will require its US office workforce to be vaccinated

Facebook will require its employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can return to their headquarters in Menlo Park and other offices in the United States. “When our offices reopen, we will require a vaccination from anyone who comes to work at any of our US locations,” said Lori Goler, Facebook vice president for people, on Wednesday. “We continue to work with experts to ensure our return to office plans prioritize everyone’s health and safety.”

Much like Google, which announced a similar policy earlier in the day, the company said it will have a process for workers who cannot be vaccinated for medical and “other” reasons. It also says how the requirements are implemented in different areas around the world depends on local conditions and regulations.

In June, Facebook announced that it was well on the way to reopening most of its US offices to 50 percent capacity by early September. Earlier this year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said employees could apply for permanent remote jobs. In the same post, he noted that within the next five to ten years, up to half of the company’s workforce could be teleworkers.

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