Microsoft will now require vaccination proof for employees before rejoining office

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is the new rule being adopted by technology majors.

It seems the return-to-work policy for tech giants is quite clear as those are vaccinated against Coivd-19 infection will be allowed to return to the offices.

Microsoft is the latest tech major to adopt this approach for its workforce and confirmed its decision in a recent statement. It stated that employees in the US and who are willing to return to the offices, will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to do so. The new instruction will come into effect from September.

Not only Microsoft employees but also all vendors and guests entering Microsoft's work campus in the US will have to abide by the rule. Only those with a medical condition or other such reason for not getting vaccinated will be an exception from the rule.

Microsoft has also extended its timeline for fully reopening its offices. Earlier, it had planned to do so by September 7, but now it will completely reopen only after October 4.

The tech giant also stated that the employees who are parents to children who are too young to be vaccinated will be able to work from home until January next year and the same instruction will apply for those taking care of people who are immune suppressed.

The tech major in the statement said,"As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we continue to closely track new developments and adapt our plans as this situation evolves, keeping employee health and safety top of mind."

Microsoft is the latest tech giant after Google and Facebook to announce the proof of vaccination as a rule for its workforce to rejoin offices. The major offices are open for some, the companies have a voluntary work-from-home policy in effect that allows workers to work from their homes or come to the office.


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