August 3, 2021, REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft announced that it will require employees to be vaccinated in order to return to its offices this fall. The company will delay return to office too October 4th.
However, a spokesperson said that the company isn’t stopping at its own employees but will also require that any vendors and guests entering its U.S. worksites must show proof of vaccination beginning in September.
“Starting in September, we’ll also require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors, and any guests entering Microsoft buildings in the U.S., and will have an accommodation process in place for employees. We continue to review the situation on a local basis in each region/country/state where we work and will adjust dates and policies as needed,” the Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
Additionally, the company said that its buildings will not fully open until at least Oct. 4 based on ongoing discussions with health and data experts.
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