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Apple lifts mask mandate for corporate employees

Workers at Apple's corporate locations will now get to choose whether or not they wear a face mask when at the office.

Apple has alerted employees that it is dropping its mask mandate "in light of certain circumstances."

The email, which was obtained by The Verge, notes that the requirement is being dropped at "most locations." It does not disclose which locations still require employees to wear masks.

"Don't hesitate to continue wearing a face mask if you feel more comfortable doing so," the email states. "Also, please respect every individual's decision to wear a mask or not."

Apple dropped its mask mandate for corporate and retail in March when COVID-19 cases were on the downward trend.

However, in May, Apple reinstated the mask mandate for both corporate and retail employees when COVID-19 cases were on the rise again.