Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep ourselves and our communities healthy in the months ahead. — Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company
Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep ourselves and our communities healthy in the months ahead. — Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company
Google Mandates Vaccines for Workers and Delays Return to Office
Google said Wednesday that it would require employees who returned to the company’s offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. It also said it would push back its official return-to-office date to mid-October from September, joining a host of other companies whose plans have been scrambled in recent days by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, announced the news in a note to employees, which was reviewed by The New York Times.

“Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep ourselves and our communities healthy in the months ahead,” Mr. Pichai wrote. He added that the vaccine mandate would apply to U.S. office locations “in the coming weeks” and to other regions “in the coming months.”

Google has more than 144,000 employees globally. A Google spokeswoman said the company did not have any current vaccination rates to share, though Mr. Pichai wrote that it was “encouraging to see very high vaccination rates” among employees in places where vaccines were widely available.
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/business/google-return-to-office-masks.html