Citigroup to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID - 19

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Citigroup to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID - 19

The logo of Citibank is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City.

- Citigroup Inc will require U.S. employees returning to its New York headquarters and offices in some cities to be vaccinated against COVID - 19, according to Sara Wechter, the bank’s head of human resources, in a LinkedIn post on Tuesday.

The bank expects these employees to return to the office for at least two days a week starting on sept. 13, post said.

The bank's decision would also affect employees at the locations in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. The Bank will also be providing rapid test kits for its employees.

These employees will be required to wear masks given anxieties around the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus.

For employees in other branches, Citigroup would strongly encourage but not mandate vaccination.

By Delta variant, Wall Street remains divided over the delay of back office plans. Some major firms including Wells Fargo Corp and Morgan Stanley have delayed their return plans, while others like Bank of America Corp and BlackRock Inc stuck to the previous guidance.