Company position on vaccine requirements and return to office

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has disrupted return-to-office plans for some companies, while others still expect employees to be at their desks in September or sooner. Here is the latest information on when companies have announced their intention to return to the office and if they will need any vaccines when they do.

FINANCE

Return date: June 2021

Goldman Sachs is demanding that its employees be fully vaccinated to enter its U.S. offices from September 7.

Return date: July 2021

JPMorgan encourages employees to get vaccinated but has not announced a mandate.

Expected return date: September 2021

Bank of America only allows vaccinated employees to return to the office. The bank’s goal is to recover most of the employees by September.

Expected return date: November 2021

Wells Fargo encourages its employees to get vaccinated but has not announced a mandate. Employees who work from home will be called back to the office starting Nov. 1 instead of Oct. 18, as previously planned, according to a note to staff.

Expected return date: October 2021

BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, said it would only allow vaccinated employees in its offices until October 1 rather than the original September 8 date. The company is encouraging employees to get vaccinated, but has not announced a mandate.

Expected return date: January 2022

Employees based in the United States must be fully immunized to return to the office. The company’s full-time office return date has been moved to January from October, and employees can choose to work in the office on a voluntary basis.


Technology

Expected return date: January 10, 2022

Google said in July it would require employees returning to company offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. He announced on August 31 that he would postpone his return to power date to January 10, from mid-October.

Expected return date: January 2022

Apple is encouraging its employees to get vaccinated, but has not announced a mandate. The company has postponed its return to office date until January from October.

Expected return date: January 2022

Amazon is encouraging employees to get vaccinated, but has not announced a warrant. The retail giant has told its employees they don’t need to return to their offices until January 3, pushing back a deadline that had been set for early September.

Expected return date: No fixed date

Microsoft has said it will require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors and guests to enter its offices. The company has indefinitely delayed reopening its offices in the United States.

Expected return date: September 2022

Airbnb said in May it would not ask employees to return to the office until next September, in order to provide more clarity for families and other caregivers. The company said it would require vaccination of its American employees.

Expected return date: January 2022

Uber has launched a vaccination mandate for its office workers, but not for its drivers. The company postponed its return to office date to October 25 from September 25, and then pushed it back to January 10.

Expected return date: February 2022

Lyft will require vaccines for white collar workers but not for its drivers. The company said it would not require employees to return to the office until February.

Expected return date: No fixed date

Twitter announced in July that it would close its offices in San Francisco and New York, and indefinitely postpone further reopening plans. When the offices were open, the company required proof of vaccination to enter the buildings.


MEDIA

Expected return date: January 2022

Comcast, owner of NBCUniversal, is demanding that its employees be vaccinated to return to their offices, including its headquarters in Philadelphia and NBCUniversal’s headquarters in New York. The company has postponed its plans to reopen to January 2022 from October 18.

Expected return date: No fixed date

NPR does not have a vaccination mandate in place. Several teams from the public radio network have been working on site during the pandemic, and he plans to fire additional staff “later this year.”

Expected return date: No fixed date

The New York Times will require proof of vaccination for employees traveling on business or voluntarily returning to offices. The company said the return of its employees to the office has been indefinitely postponed from its original return date of September 7.

Expected return date: September 2021

The Washington Post will require all employees to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus as a condition of employment. The post expects a return to the office on September 13.


Retail and catering

Expected return date: November 2021

Employees of TJX, owner of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, will begin returning to the company’s head office and regional offices in Framingham, Mass., Starting September 8, and the offices will have a ‘formal reopening’ on November 1. . Office associates are required to be fully immunized by November 1, while store and distribution center workers are not required to be immunized.

Expected return date: September 2021

CVS will require its pharmacists to be fully immunized by Nov. 30, while others who interact with patients and all company staff have until Oct. 31. The company told employees that most of its offices will reopen on September 7.

Expected return date: January 2022

Starbucks is to “encourage” employees to get vaccinated. The company has pushed back its return to office date to January 2022, starting in October.


Pharmaceutical

Expected return date: September 2021

Pfizer is requiring all U.S. employees and contractors to be vaccinated or participate in regular weekly Covid-19 testing. Workers who have health problems or religious objections will be able to request accommodations.

Return date: July 2021

Lilly announced in August that she would require all employees in the United States to be vaccinated by November 15. The company’s workforce returned to the office in July.


OTHER

Expected return date: No fixed date

American Airlines encourages its employees to get vaccinated but has not announced a mandate. There is “no final deadline” for the company’s support and management staff to return to the office full-time.

Employees must be fully immunized by November 1 or submit a weekly negative coronavirus test. As of October 4, new hires must show proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Expected return date: January 2022

Ford Motor will require its U.S. employees to be fully immunized before international business travel, while all other employees are encouraged to be immunized.

Tyson Foods, which requires all its U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 1, will offer 20 hours of paid sick leave per year to fully vaccinated employees. The policy is effective January 1.

Expected return date: September 2021

UPS is requiring all office workers to be immunized by October 1, while encouraging workers at all other UPS sites to be immunized. Employees are expected to return to the office on September 7.

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