IPhone manufacturer and developer of computer software and online services Apple Inc. (AAPL) has declared wearing of masks mandatory in its United States stores following rising cases of ne COVID-19 infections in the country.
“We regularly monitor conditions and we will adjust our health measures in stores to support the wellbeing of customers and employees,” said Apple.
Last month, the company had done away with its mask mandate for customers at more than 100 stores out of the 270 stores Apple runs across the United States.
However, with the emergence of the lethal Omicron variant companies in the U.S seems to be retracing their steps when it comes to policies like getting back their employees to work from offices among other measures put in place to combat the pandemic.
U.S investment bank and financial service provider JPMorgan & Chase Co. (JPM) has issued a memo directing its unvaccinated employees in Manhattan to work from home as a measure of curbing the increasing number of new infections. Other companies have also taken similar measures aimed at the same.