Google & Facebook Become First Major Tech Companies To Require Employees To Be Vaccinated In Order To Return To Work—While Twitter Delays Office Reopenings Due To The Rise Of Delta Variant - The Shade Room

Google & Facebook Become First Major Tech Companies To Require Employees To Be Vaccinated In Order To Return To Work—While Twitter Delays Office Reopenings Due To The Rise Of Delta Variant

#Roommates, throughout the country, many are realizing that the rising numbers of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are definitely a cause for concern—and three of the major tech companies have decided to take action before it’s too late. Leading tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter have recently announced new measures to ensure the health and safety of company employees, as COVID-19 numbers continue to skyrocket.

@Forbes reports, worldwide search engine giant and tech leader Google, just released its plans to adapt to work following the increasing Delta variant numbers. Company CEO Sundar Pichai outlined his full plans in a company memo to include the following practices: all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to return to work and global work-from-home options will be extended through October 18th. Similarly, popular social media platform Facebook also announced that all company employees must be vaccinated before they are allowed to work in company offices.

Meanwhile, Twitter has decided to go one step further and has officially delayed its office reopenings as Delta variant numbers surge to alarming rates. “After careful consideration of the CDC’s updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions, Twitter has made the decision to close our opened offices in New York and San Francisco, as well as pause future office reopenings, effective immediately,” an official company statement read.

As we previously reported, following the heavily attended Rolling Loud festival in Florida, the state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to break records and sadly raise death tolls due to the Delta variant spreading and becoming more aggressive.

The state currently leads the nation with over 16,000 new cases reported within the last 48 hours. Additionally, on July 27th, Florida reported over 12,000 new COVID-19 cases for seven consecutive days in a row.

These latest cases now brings Florida’s seven-day average of new cases to a total of 13,502. The state has also reported 92 deaths on Tuesday and a weekly average of 57 deaths, according to new data from the CDC.

 

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