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Meta delays office reopening

Meta delays office reopening

Facebook parent Meta Platforms has delayed its US office reopening date and mandated COVID-19 booster shots for employees returning to office, joining the growing list of companies revamping reopening plans as Omicron surges.

For employees who opt to report back in the office, the reopening date has been delayed to March 28 from the earlier plan of Jan. 31, the tech giant recently said.

All workers returning to office will have to present proof of their booster jabs. 

Employees who are not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request such remote work, a spokesperson said. “Employees who take no action can face disciplinary measures, including termination. Obviously, this would be a last resort,” the spokesperson said by email.

The US has doubled down on vaccination mandates and delayed back-to-office plans as the Omicron variant drives up infections to record levels across the country. 

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