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Meta will require employees to have COVID-19 reminder to return to office

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, will require staff members to receive a COVID-19 reminder to be able to work from its US offices, as reported The Wall Street Journal. Meta had previously said that employees in the US office should be vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to the office, but from March 28 they will also need proof of a booster vaccine, the door confirmed. word of Meta Tracy Clayton. The edge. The company is also delaying a full reopening of its offices until March 28, pushing back a return that had previously been set for the end of this month.

Not all Meta employees will be required to return to the office on March 28. Those who wish to return can defer their return for three to five months, a policy first announced in December. The company also allows employees to request full-time remote work. Employees will now have until March 14 to decide whether they want to return to the office, postpone their return or request full-time remote work, Clayton said.

The changes are being announced as the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the United States, forcing businesses and organizations to change their plans for in-person gatherings. The increase in cases prompted many companies to withdraw their physical presence from this year’s CES, and the conference itself was closed a day earlier. Last week the Grammy Awards and the Sundance Film Festival announced changes; the Grammys have been postponed in part due to concerns about the omicron variant, while Sundance has canceled in-person programming for its 2022 event.

Other big tech companies have also recently changed their plans to reopen their offices. Apple indefinitely delayed its return to work in December, pushing back a reopening previously set for February 1. Google had planned to keep the job at the volunteer office until today, Jan. 10, but the company pushed that back to December, saying it would wait until 2022 to make more plans to return to the office. Microsoft has given up on predicting a September reopening date, and Amazon announced in October that it would let individual teams decide when they return to their offices.


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