Google and Facebook Covid-19 vaccination news: The practice of working remotely appears to be coming to an end as individuals throughout the world become vaccinated against Covid-19. Google and Facebook are going to summon their employees back to work and have disclosed the requirements that must be satisfied in order for this to happen.
The two technological behemoths stated today that all staff would be required to be vaccinated before returning to work. As a result, the essential criterion for returning to work is a complete immunisation against Covid-19.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a recent email to the Google staff that anybody working on Google campuses will need to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The policy will be implemented initially in Google offices in the United States before being spread to other Google campuses around the world.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai makes vaccination compulsory where Covid-19 is given to general population
Pichai clarified in the letter that the rule will only apply in regions where Covid-19 vaccinations have been extensively distributed to the general population. The mandate will be determined by local legislation as well as a person’s health.
Those who are unable to get vaccinated due to medical reasons, for example, will most likely be excluded from the regulation.
Staff members, on the other hand, are not required to come to the office at this time. While some employees have returned to Google campuses, others are being advised to stay safe at home and work remotely, especially if their areas are witnessing an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Google’s optional work-from-home policy will be extended through October 18, according to Pichai’s email. He also said that before summoning staff back to work, the business would give them at least 30 days’ notice.
Following Google’s lead, social media behemoth Facebook issued a similar statement about its ambitions to rehire its staff. Lori Goler, Facebook’s VP of People, revealed to CNBC that Facebook will require US employees to be vaccinated before going to work.
Facebook’s policies, like Google’s, will be influenced by local laws and regulations. The increase of the delta variant in the United States, as well as new guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appear to have driven the new rule.
It will be fascinating to observe how these tech giants, who were among the first to embrace a remote work policy when the epidemic broke out last year, implement the new vaccine regulations in their offices throughout the world in the coming months.