Apple is planning to conduct vaccine drives in its offices. The company has reportedly collaborated with Walgreens Boots Alliance, an American holding company for this programme. Apple employees will soon get the vaccination facility at their workplaces.
What are the steps taken by Apple Inc. for its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic?
When it comes to taking care of employees, Apple is one of the top-rated companies like many other multi-nationals. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has been a leading company that opted measures to carry out work without spreading the infection. As a result, the company has been following strict social distancing protocols. Moreover, for non-point services, the company has carried out the work-from-home culture.
Apple has been offering paid leaves for vaccination. This step shall encourage Apple employees to get vaccinated. Besides, the company is proving paid sick leaves. This shall help the employee to stay away from the stress regarding his job role. Moreover, he/she would be more confident to get back to work after recovery. Other big companies like MacDonald’s have also offered paid time off to encourage their employees to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Which other tech companies are carrying out vaccination drives at their campuses?
Apple is not the only tech company that shall provide the vaccination facility at its campuses. It is the outcome of the awareness in the entire Silicon Valley to protect their employees from infection by following precautionary measures and vaccination drives. Other companies with the vaccination plan include the following.
Facebook revealed that it will transform a few portions of its campus at Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination site. This step will enhance the speed of the vaccination drive in the United States. The company has collaborated with Ravenswood Family Health Centre to effectively manage and carry out the vaccination process.
According to Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, “We’re also teaming up with the State of California and local non-profits to support mobile vaccination clinics in four of the state’s hardest hit regions”.
Amazon is among those tech giants that have the highest number of employees. The company has already started the onsite vaccination process for its employees at different campuses across the United States. These include offices in Kansas, Missouri, and Nevada. Amazon India announced to bear the cost of vaccination of its employees as well as employees of the linked firms.
According to Amazon India, “As COVID-19 vaccines become available to individuals above 45 years of age in India, Amazon India is encouraging its employees, associates, sellers on Amazon.in and partners to get vaccinated at the earliest appropriate time to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
As more companies are committed to getting their employees vaccinated right at their workplace, the easier it will become to contain the infection. The vaccination drives at the offices will ensure that the companies fight against the COVID-19 pandemic without slowing down their work.
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