Goldman Sachs requiring vaccines for workers, visitors

Goldman Sachs requiring vaccines for workers, visitors
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Goldman Sachs announced on Tuesday that employees and visitors to its offices in the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.

Beginning Wednesday, the bank will also require everyone going into offices to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. Additionally, the company will have fully vaccinated employees take weekly COVID-19 tests starting on Sept. 7, the news service reported.

In June, Goldman Sachs became one of the first companies to require employees to disclose their vaccination status.

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“Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures,” a memo sent to employees stated at the time.

The latest move came just one day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.

Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have also announced vaccine requirements for their U.S. offices, Reuters noted.

The news service also reported on Wednesday that Credit Suisse has asked all unvaccinated staff in the United States to work from home starting early next month.

The U.S. has reported more than 38 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic and nearly 631,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.