Fb requires all U.S. staff on campus to put on masks

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference on February 15, 2020.

Kuhlmann | Munich Security Conference

Facebook announced on Monday that all employees at their locations in the United States will have to wear masks regardless of an employee’s vaccination status.

“The health and safety of our employees and neighbors in the community remains our top priority,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement. “In light of the increasing numbers of COVID cases, the latest data on COVID variants and an increasing number of local requirements, we are reintroducing our mask requirement in all US offices of Facebook, regardless of an employee’s vaccination status.”

The new policy will come into effect on Wednesday and will remain in effect until further notice. The decision comes when several local governments in the San Francisco Bay Area issued similar orders requiring all people to wear masks in public places indoors.

Facebook’s on-campus masking policy comes after the company announced last week that all U.S. employees returning to their offices must be vaccinated.

In the technology industry, the company is not alone in reintroducing health protection measures, as Covid-19 cases are on the rise again due to the delta variant.

Google announced last week that campus workers would need to be vaccinated and has postponed the return to office schedules until October. Apple has also postponed its return to office plans until October at the earliest, according to a report last month.

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