With millions of people in the United States already vaccinated, it’s time to move on to the next phase as the world is slowly but surely creeping back to normalcy.
Recently, the big e-commerce company, Amazon has lifted its mask mandate for fully vaccinated warehouse workers in the United States.
The report was published by CNBC stating that the company sent out a notice to its operations employees letting them know that the usage of face masks for fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required starting by Tuesday, Nov. 2nd.
However, it’s not for Amazon to go against state or local law since governmental bodies have the final say about the matter.
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“Vaccines are universally available across the US, and vaccination rates continue to rise, which enables the ability to return to our previous mask policy,” the notice reads (via CNBC).
In another statement made by an Amazon spokesperson to tech media company TheVerge, the company will continue to evaluate its COVID-19 safety practices while adjusting its guidelines with advice from public health officials and medical experts on the subject.
The face mask mandate was reinstated back in August for both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees due to a sharp rise of COVID-19 cases during the period.
This reportedly correlates to the company ending its requirement for facial coverings for vaccinated workers back in May.
However, since the number of cases seems to be on the decline, the company is slowly relaxing its strict safety guidelines for workers who have been fully vaccinated.
The company expects its corporate workers to resume back to the office by the year 2022.