(Reuters) – IBM (NYSE:) stated on Thursday it requires all U.S. workers to be totally vaccinated towards COVID-19 by Dec. 8, or they may face unpaid suspension.
This comes within the mild of U.S. President Joe Biden’s mandate final month ordering all federal staff and contractors to be vaccinated, with a couple of exceptions, and personal employers with 100 or extra staff to require workers to be vaccinated or examined weekly..
IBM, which is a federal contractor, has tens of 1000’s of U.S. workers.
IBM had beforehand stated it might enable solely totally vaccinated U.S. workers to return to places of work. Nevertheless, the brand new coverage applies to all U.S. workers, even these working from dwelling. Some can, nonetheless, declare exemption from the rule on medical and spiritual grounds.
With the resurgence of circumstances because of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, main tech corporations together with Fb Inc (NASDAQ:), Google (NASDAQ:) and Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:) have additionally mandated vaccinations for workers.
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