Apple Is Dropping Mask Requirements For Retail And Corporate Employees In The United States
Apple is taking steps to remove the requirement for team members to wear masks in both retail and corporate settings across the united states.
The move comes as COVID-19 rates decline and local laws have changed in relation to mask requirements according to a new report.
A new report by Bloomberg says that Apple has told corporate employees that they no longer have to wear a mask if they are vaccinated. Retail outlets have been told something similar.
The company told staff that masks for vaccinated corporate employees are now optional at offices in regions where local indoor-mask mandates have been eliminated. It also told retail staff at a small number of locations that masks for employees will become optional on Friday. Over time — as more regions drop their mandates and cases decline — masks will become optional for employees at more locations.
Apple had previously required that everyone entering its stores wear a mask, but the company stopped asking customers to do so last month according to local guidelines. Apple also announced yesterday that it would begin new Today at Apple events starting today.
Apple was one of the first to take steps when the COVID-19 outbreak began, closing stores and offices. The company is now beginning to return to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic situation begins to improve.