The remote work mode is optionally extended for the company’s employees until October 18.
The American corporation Alphabet, which owns Google, has ordered all employees working in the company’s offices to be vaccinated against coronavirus. This was announced in the company’s blog on Wednesday by the director of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai.
“Anyone who comes to work on our campuses will have to be vaccinated. We are launching this policy in the US in the coming weeks and will extend it to other regions in the coming months. You will receive instructions and details of how this will affect you from your immediate supervisors; we will also send details on exceptions for those who cannot pass [vaccination] for medical or other valid reasons,” the message says.
In addition, Pichai said that the remote work mode is extended at will until October 18. “This extension will give us time to restore work and at the same time provide flexibility for those who need it,” the head of the corporation noted.
On Tuesday, the authorities of the most populous state of California in the United States, where Google is headquartered, ordered all civil servants to be vaccinated against coronavirus in August; otherwise, they will be regularly tested.