Google to Require Employee Vaccines, Pushes Back Return Date (1)

July 28, 2021, 6:08 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is delaying its office return date and will require workers coming back to be vaccinated, citing concerns about the surge in infections of Covid-19 variants.

The technology giant will now ask most employees to return to campuses starting Oct. 18, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told his staff on Wednesday. Previously, the Mountain View, California-based company had set September for its return. Workers who come back will be required to show proof of vaccination, Pichai wrote in a note posted on a Google blog.

“We recognize that many Googlers are seeing spikes in their communities caused ...

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