Apple is not yet requiring all employees to be vaccinated, but is tightening its COVID-19 protocols. According to the source, the tech giant will begin requiring all of its unvaccinated employees to take a COVID-19 test every time they work in the office rather than at home.
Back in September, it was reported that Apple had asked employees to voluntarily report their vaccination status. Those who refuse to report their vaccination status will also be required to undergo daily testing, while vaccinated office workers will only have to undergo rapid testing once a week.
However, Apple retail store employees will not be subjected to daily tests, despite the fact that they work with consumers. Unvaccinated employees must be tested twice a week. Like Apple office workers, vaccinated employees will only receive rapid testing once a week.
It is unknown if the tech giant will ever impose a mandatory vaccination requirement for COVID-19, but President Biden’s administration had previously instructed all federal contractors to vaccinate all employees by Dec. 8. According to the source, Apple sells products to the US government.