As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, Apple is incentivizing employees with paid time off for appointments or side effect relief.
After the pandemic began in earnest in March 2020, Apple took several steps to remove employees from offices and keep customers safe. Now, as employees return to work as usual, Apple will encourage its employees to become vaccinated.
Workers can ask for paid time off for vaccination appointments. Any employee suffering from adverse side effects like pain or sickness can ask for paid sick leave.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will not be providing shots to employees nor does it have access to vaccines. Apple continues to provide on-site testing for employees who have COVID-19 symptoms, however.
Apple has reopened all of its US-based Apple Stores and will soon repopulate its corporate offices. CEO Tim Cook had mentioned that employees will be returning to offices as early as June, but remote work is still on the table.
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