American Express lifts COVID vaccine requirements for offices

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American Express lifts COVID vaccine requirements for offices

An office building with the American Express logo is seen in Sydney.

American Express Co has lifted COVID 19 vaccine requirements at its offices, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday as the credit card giant prepares to remove pandemic-era protocols.

The memo says that the guidelines will take effect on November 1 and apply to offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The decision of AmEx shows a growing desire among companies to return to normalcy as the pandemic recedes. Goldman Sachs Group Inc removed vaccine requirements for most of its U.S. offices last month.

The move came nearly a year after the New York-based company mandated full vaccination for U.S. employees working from office.

The memo said that staff who test positive for COVID should submit a health form and stay at home until AmEx's medical office clears them.