McDonald’s Corp. is the latest company to push back its return-to-office date.
The fast-food giant is delaying its corporate office reopening date from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1 in order to allow its U.S. corporate workforce to get vaccinated and build up their immunity, reported CNBC. The staffers, who will be required to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 27, will be able to request exemption for medical or religious reasons. They also will still have to wear masks in the office even if they are fully vaccinated — at least for the time being.
The McDonald’s move follows a similar one by Walmart, which is requiring vaccines all its U.S.-based headquarters staffers.
Other companies have also postponed their return to the office amid the surge of the COVID-19 delta variant, including Amazon.