What you need to know
- Apple will now require its unvaccinated office employees to get tested for COVID-19 daily.
- Unvaccinated retail employees will need to get tested twice a week.
- Vaccinated employees will need to take a rapid test once a week.
Apple is continuing to tighten its COVID-19 rules for employees who are unvaccinated.
As reported by Bloomberg, the company will now require its unvaccinated office employees to get daily COVID-19 tests. Unvaccinated retail employees will need to get tested twice a week. Vaccinated employees in both settings will need to take a rapid COVID-19 test once a week.
According to the memo, which was sent to Apple employees, the new policies will go into effect on November 1.
Employees will be able to pick up the at-home tests at its offices and retail stores and will report the results through an internal app.
Apple has been slowly inching towards a vaccine mandate for its in-person employees, but has still stopped short of one. Other technology companies, like Google and Facebook, already require vaccination in order to enter their offices.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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