Starting this Tuesday, June 15, vaccinated U.S. consumers will have access to the Apple Store without a mask. By Bloomberg
, Apple has begun to warn employees about the policy change and Apple
says its employees do not have to ask clients for proof that they have been vaccinated. In some states, such as Florida, businesses and government agencies cannot ask consumers to provide evidence that they have been vaccinated.
Therefore, we can assume that many non-vaccinated individuals are lying and saying that they have been divided to buy the Apple product they want to buy right now, instead of waiting for the product to be delivered. This is the kind of activity that puts others at risk simply because a person has no empathy to care about others.
Apple employees are not allowed to request verification that a customer has received their vaccination.
Apple tells employees they still have to wear masks in retail stores. In addition, the company has circulated a memo telling those working in Apple’s U.S. offices that they will no longer have to wear a mask as long as they are fully vaccinated. Apple was one of the first companies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak closing its stores in China on March 13, 2020
. It was also among the first companies to allow employees to work remotely from home.
Vaccinated Apple Store customers no longer need to wear a mask at the store
In a memo, Apple wrote: “Given the progress of the Covid-19 response in the United States, we wanted to inform you that many sites are moving to the next resumption phase and will begin operating on-site protocol during Phase 3. In Phase 3, if permitted, Apple protocols will be updated to allow for the optional covering of vaccinated individuals. The physical distance requirements will also be relaxed at this stage. “
Apple has told its staff it is ready to return to the office in September. The company is also testing a new program that will allow employees to work from home two days a week and work remotely for up to two weeks a year.
While Apple has already lifted its camouflage policy in certain countries, such as Australia, the decision to allow vaccinated workers to go unmasked at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California is in line with the state’s plan to reopen Tuesday by dropping restrictions on vaccinees.
Apple continued to give Apple Store employees full pay and benefits, even though they found them at home during the pandemic
More than a year ago, in May 2020, Apple had to close some U.S. stores it had previously opened
In Portland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Charleston, Washington DC, Scottsdale and San Francisco following the violent demonstrations in these cities following the death of George Floyd. Some protesters began looting and several Apple stores were crushed. Some of those who swept iPhone models from Apple Store stores or bought discounted units sold by looting devices found that their phones didn’t work and law enforcement could monitor them.
Apple promised Apple Store employees that they would continue to be paid full pay and benefits even if Apple stores were closed. Some were trained to deal with technical support issues at home, and were sent to use the 27-inch Mac. Whether they chose to work with Apple to handle technical support issues at home or just rest all day watching Happy Days replays, Apple didn’t put pressure on their workforce, although some of them feared that if they refused to handle support calls, they would look bad at their bosses and work. .