Google Mandates COVID-19 Weekly Testing For People Entering U.S. Offices
Tech giant Google on Friday announced a weekly COVID-19 testing mandate for all employees or individuals entering its offices in the U.S.
Google will temporarily require weekly COVID-19 tests for anyone who comes to Google offices or facilities in the United States, the tech giant said on Friday.
Everyone who enters Google's US workplace must pass a negative test and must wear surgical masks while in the office, the company said.
"To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 during this high-risk period, we are implementing new temporary health and safety measures for anyone visiting our sites in the United States," a Google spokesperson said.
Google offers free at-home and in-person testing to our employees, their dependents, and household members.
The interim weekly testing policy stems from cases of a highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus in the country.
Google announced last month that Omicron would postpone plans to return to its global office from January due to growing concerns.
Google, one of the first companies to ask its employees to work from home during the pandemic, told its employees that they would lose their pay and eventually be fired if they didn't comply with COVID 19 vaccinations campaign as per in a CNBC report.