Report from Bloomberg and MacRumor says that Apple is offering it’s employees paid time off for Covid-19 vaccine appointment and also paid sick leave for some of the company’s employees who have shown some side effects.
The company does not have its own supply of Covid-19 vaccines and is not going to be provinding shots for it’s workers, instead employees will be required to get vaccines through their state’s medical facilities.
Apple’s campuses in Cupertino, California and other cities have been largely shut down, with most employees working from home. In addition, it retail stores around the world were also closed down for rest of the year.
The Covid-19 Vaccination will fasten the reopening of Apple’s campus and will also get it’s employees back to work sooner.
In a statement interview the Apple CEO Tim Cook said he “can’t wait” for employees to return to work in-person. Mr Cook said that people need to be together because you can’t plan collaboration and innovation.
“Innovation isn’t always a planned activity. It’s bumping into each other over the course of the day and advancing an idea that you just had. And you really need to be together to do that.”Apple CEO
The CEO of Apple Mr. Cook continued stating that Apple had no firm return to work date for it’s employees. However, in where two of the company’s campuses is situated, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible to get vaccinated starting on April 15.
Meanwhile last year Mr. Cook told Apple employees that staff could return to the campuses as early as June.
Apple’s retail employees have returned to work as all Apple Stores in the United States have reopened since March 1st, though many corporate employees are still working from home.
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