Microsoft says employees must be vaccinated to return to U.S. offices

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Microsoft says employees must be vaccinated to return to U.S. offices

'We continue to update the situation in each regional state where we work and will adapt dates and policies as needed," a Microsoft spokesperson said Tuesday in a statement. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier the company's plans.

Alphabet Inc. are among the software companies that announced recently that all employees must be vaccinated to return to U.S. offices. Google also changed the date of Google's planned reopening from September to Oct. 18th. Apple Inc. delayed its return-to-office plans at the earliest to October after before adding corporate workers to the office at least three days a week by early September.

Walmart Inc. the largest employer in the U.S. is requiring its regional headquarters and chief employees to be vaccinated by Oct. 4. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer also told its frontline personnel to don masks again and doubled the cash incentive for employees to be vaccinated to $150.