Uber delays office return, makes vaccination mandatory for U.S. employees

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) is pushing back its back-to-office date to late October globally, and all employees in the United States will have to be fully vaccinated before returning to office, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

The news comes a day after major tech companies including Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook Inc (FB.O) said all U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices, as the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases.

In April, Uber said it expected its employees to return to office by Sept. 13.

San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) has also postponed its reopening to February from September.

The Delta variant, which emerged in India, has quickly spread globally and now accounts for more than 80% of all U.S. coronavirus cases.

Uber’s news was first reported by Business Insider earlier on Thursday. Click here to read the source article vaccination Original Article By: Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

Rising Dough

Rising Dough - the question(s) that we need to think about from the reading.How is this going to have an impact on fully opening of the economy as more employers are requiring the vaccine? What is the expense for not having employees in the offices or back to work at their work location? Should Uber and Lyft require their drivers to be vaccinated? What is the effect on their business for the customer not knowing if their drivers are vaccinated or not?

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