Apple is dropping its mask mandate for corporate employees in most places, Edge reported Monday, citing an internal memo.
It also comes as COVID-19 infections are on the rise in the United States, with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 subtypes accounting for more than 90 percent of infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And according to the US Centers for Prevention. .
These subtypes have significant variations from the earlier version of Omicron and over time the vaccine loses protection.
“Do not hesitate to continue wearing a face mask if you feel more comfortable doing so,” the report said, citing an internal Apple email. “Also, please respect each individual’s decision to wear a mask or not.”
Apple did not immediately respond. Reuters‘ Request a comment outside regular business hours.