Apple moves to a higher state of Alert for COVID-19 at Head Office while oddly relaxing testing at their stores putting Customers at more Risk
On September first, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Requests 'Voluntary' Status Updates from Employees that may or may not be kept Confidential and Secure." Today we're learning that Apple has gone to a higher state of alert at the company's headquarters, just shy of an outright mandate.
According to Bloomberg, "Apple Inc. will begin to force unvaccinated corporate employees to test for Covid-19 each time they want to enter an office, a move that tightens its virus protocols while still stopping short of a vaccine mandate.
The new requirement will also apply to employees who decline to report their vaccination status to Apple, the company told employees this week. Vaccinated staff will be required to take rapid tests once per week.
The rules are slightly different for Apple retail store employees. Unvaccinated staff will be asked to test twice per week instead of each day they come to work. Vaccinated workers will also need to take a rapid test each week." For more on this, read the full Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman.
If true, then it would appear that Apple is showing more concern for "executives and managers" than they are actual customers going into their retail stores. Apple should directly clear up that discrepancy regarding their new COVID-19 rules.