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Factbox: Major U.S. companies making masks, vaccines mandatory

Factbox: Major U.S. companies making masks, vaccines mandatory

Reuters) – The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant and the new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks have led companies to change their plans on vaccinations and masking.

Here are some of the companies that have taken action following the CDC guidance.

COMPANY ACTION

Walmart Inc

Reinstated mask mandate for workers in U.S. counties deemed at highrisk of COVID-19 transmission and said it required corporate staff to be vaccinated

Apple Inc

Mandated masks at most of its U.S. retail storesTarget Corp Mandated masks for employees and recommended masks for all customers in areas with a high risk of transmission

Home Depot Inc

Mandated employees, contractors and vendors to wear masks in all stores, distribution centers, office locations and customers homes, regardless of vaccination status. Will also ask customers to wear masks while in stores

Alphabet Inc

Mandated vaccinations for all employees to step into offices and extended work-from-home policy through Oct.18

Facebook Inc

Mandated vaccinations for all employees to step into offices

Twitter Inc

Shut its reopened offices and paused future office reopenings

Lyft Inc Mandated vaccinations for employees returning to office and postponed office reopenings to February from September

Netflix Inc

Mandated vaccinations for cast and crew on all its U.S productions

Salesforce.com

mentated vaccinations for employees to return to some of its offices

Walt Disney Inc

Mandated mask requirements beginning July 30 for all guests while indoors regardless of their vaccination status, and that all salaried and non-union hourly U.S. employees working at any of its sites be fully vaccinated

LinkedIn Corp

To allow most employees to opt for full-time remote work as offices gradually reopen

U.S. automakers

General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Stellantis NV to reinstate the wearing of masks at all U.S. plants, offices and warehouses, regardless of vaccination status

McDonald’s Corp

All McDonald’s customers and staff to start wearing masks again inside its U.S.
restaurants in areas with high or substantial transmission, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not

Morgan Stanley

Staff and clients will not be allowed to enter the bank’s New York offices if not fully vaccinated

Jefferies Group

Will allow only fully vaccinated individuals into offices and events hosted outside offices

Uber Technologies Inc

Mandated full vaccination for all employees to step into office and pushed back its back-to-office date to late October globally

Tyson Foods Inc

Mandated full vaccination for its workforce

Gap Inc

Employees entering its office buildings in Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque hubs must show proof of vaccination starting Sept. 7

Pfizer inc

All U.S. employees and contractors must get vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing

Microsoft Corp

All employees, vendors and guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter company’s U.S. buildings.

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