Facebook announces all US employees will be require to wear masks in offices

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Facebook reported on Monday that all workers will be needed to wear masks when offices reopen. The policy goes into effect on August third and will stay set up until additional notification. The company affirmed last week that it’s requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all employees returning to work at its US grounds, which it plans to fully reopen by October.

“Given the rising numbers of COVID cases, the newest data on COVID variants, and an increasing number of local requirements, we are reinstating our mask requirement in all of Facebook’s US offices, regardless of an employee’s vaccination status,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

Facebook’s update happened that very day health officials in the Bay Area reported the reestablishment of indoor covering necessities in a few counties. The request comes in the midst of a flood in COVID-19 cases the nation over, driven by the exceptionally infectious Delta variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refreshed its direction last week to recommend masking for vaccinated people in regions with high COVID-19 rates.

Different organizations are likewise moving their plans and policies as per case numbers, CDC suggestions, and local guidelines. Google deferred its resuming plans last week and declared that it will require vaccination for all workers in offices. Apple is requiring masks for all customers and staff, immunized or not, at the greater part of its US retail stores.