According to Meta, for staff who choose to work from the office, the reopening date has been pushed back from January 31 to March 28.
Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has postponed the reopening of its US office and enforced COVID-19 booster shots for employees returning to work, joining a growing list of firms revising reopening plans as Omicron surges.
The reopening date for employees who choose to work from the office has been pushed back from January 31 to March 28, the tech giant announced on Monday.
All employees returning to work will be required to show documentation of booster shots, while the company closely monitors the Omicron variant issue, according to the corporation. All of Meta‘s US employees who come to the office are currently required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Employees have until March 14 to decide whether they want to return to the office, work remotely full-time, or work from home temporarily.
Employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons can request such remote work, according to a spokeswoman. “Employees who do not take action may face disciplinary action, including termination. Obviously, this is a last resort “According to an email from the spokeswoman.
As the Omicron variety drives up illnesses to record levels across the country, corporations have increased vaccine mandates and postponed back-to-work plans.
Citigroup declared last week that any employees in the United States who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 14 will be placed on unpaid leave and sacked at the end of the month.
The parent firm of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp provided an opportunity to postpone returning to work in December.