Apple Dropping Mask Mandates for Retail and Corporate Employees

Apple is planning to drop its mask requirements for retail and corporate employees in the United States due to a decline in Covid-19 cases and a relaxation of local mandates, reports Bloomberg.

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For vaccinated corporate employees, masks are now optional in regions where local indoor mask mandates have ended. Retail staff in a small number of locations have also been informed that masks will become optional starting on Friday, and as more regions do away with mask mandates, Apple will make masks optional at additional locations.

Though masks are optional for customers and employees in many locations, Apple is still recommending mask usage and providing masks upon request.

Apple in February stopped requiring customers to wear masks in many Apple Store locations across the United States in accordance with changes in local guidelines, and it reintroduced in-person Today at Apple classes this morning.

At the current time, Apple has not yet informed corporate employees of when they might be required to return to the office, but with mask mandates dropping and Google bringing workers back in April, we could hear an update from Apple in the near future.

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Top Rated Comments

Victor Mortimer Avatar
16 weeks ago

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7106e1.htmThe greatest data question is how do you know when to stop doing something that has no discernible data driven impact on outcomes? Well...now I guess. But better late than never. Thank goodness for omicron the booster everyone got that we may be done with this thing.
Masks work



And until this pandemic is REALLY over, I fully intend to keep wearing one every time I'm in public. All of you should too.

Also, Omicron isn't a booster, it's a potentially deadly virus. You can get a real booster at your local pharmacy. It's even free! Worked for me, I never got sick.

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fel10 Avatar
16 weeks ago
As an ugly person, im keeping my on.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Oh good. I'm pretty sure that there are very few people left that are still afraid of this thing.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tridley68 Avatar
16 weeks ago
It's long overdue for this thanks for getting on board Apple
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zaft Avatar
16 weeks ago

Masks work



And until this pandemic is REALLY over, I fully intend to keep wearing one every time I'm in public. All of you should too.

Also, Omicron isn't a booster, it's a potentially deadly virus. You can get a real booster at your local pharmacy. It's even free! Worked for me, I never got sick.
Just curious, do you wear a mask outside?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
16 weeks ago

Germany like: You need to be boostered + show a negative test, wear a N95 Mask and meet no more than 10 people at a time. What a time to be alive ?
Wait until your election cycle comes around, then things will relax.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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