Apple employees who have not been vaccinated or who have not shared their vaccination status with Apple must undergo a COVID-19 test each time they enter the office, reports Bloomberg.

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An employee who enters the office daily must be tested every day of the week under the new rules. Apple is still stopping implementing a vaccine mandate that would require employees to be vaccinated to return to the office. Vaccinated Apple employees must perform a rapid test once a week.

As for retail staff, unvaccinated staff should test twice a week instead of on a daily basis, and vaccinated retailers should take a quick test once a week.

Employees to be tested will be able to use quick tests at home that can be picked up from Apple’s corporate offices and retail stores. Testing takes 15 minutes and requires employees to self-report the results.

Many other technology companies have implemented vaccination mandates, which Apple has refused to do so far, but which Bloomberg points out, Apple may soon have to change its rules. The Biden administration is demanding that all federal contractors require their employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8, and Apple is selling products to the government.

Apple has asked employees to disclose their vaccination status by October 24, and they must also provide evidence in the near future. The new test requirements will take effect on 1 November.

Apple now plans for employees to return to the office at least three days a week from January.

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