Facebook will soon have returning employees to physical offices, and it has now confirmed that there is a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for them to follow. This means that the company would have a "No Vaccine, No Entry" policy, and they require everyone to follow this. The company aims to follow its schedule of re-opening its doors for employees.
The social media company has a lot of projects going on within the company's development, including that of Mark Zuckerberg's "Metaverse," which needs "all hands on deck." Having said this, Facebook is determined to have employees back in no time.
Facebook to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees
According to a report by TechCrunch, Lori Goler, Facebook's Vice President of People, has confirmed this news and that Facebook would require a COVID-19 vaccine for all employees returning to the office.
Going back to the office means being exposed to different people of numerous backgrounds and origins. This only shows that Facebook does not want anyone to be at risk of acquiring the virus.
Additionally, Facebook does not want to be the source of another outbreak in the country, particularly since a more deadly variant known as the Delta runs rampant on the streets. It was said that vaccinated people are still at risk of the virus, despite completing their doses from those with mRNA-based shots from Pfizer or Moderna.
This news was confirmed right after Google has also announced its plans to accept only vaccinated people back to its offices. CEO Sundar Pichai's blog post has detailed this, saying it would be meticulous in asking for proof for the safety of everyone.
Facebook Schedule for Return to Office Remains Unchanged
The planned return to office schedule by Facebook would remain unchanged, and it would continue despite the looming threat of the Delta Variant among the public. This is why the company is also having its strict rule of allowing only vaccinated employees to return to its offices.
What Would Happen to the Unvaccinated?
Despite this, Goler said that vaccination requirements will depend on the location or state's regulation or an underlying medical condition that prevents them from doing so.
But for places that have no special restrictions or regulations, it might be so that a previous Facebook employee may be denied to enter its offices. Especially if they cannot provide any legitimate record of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Written by Isaiah Richard