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Apple says employees can now walk around its offices without a mask

As the Covid-19 situation improves again, companies are now dropping mask requirements. Apple is the latest company to remove the mask mandate from its offices. The company emailed its employees saying people no longer needed to wear masks in the office.

The Cupertino giant is also giving people a choice. Those who do not feel safe without a mask will be able to wear it. “Feel free to continue wearing a face mask if you feel more comfortable doing so,” the email reads. “Additionally, please respect each individual’s decision to wear a mask or not.”

Just recently, an increase in the highly transmissible BA.5 variant of COVID-19 has been reported. This could be why Apple might offer its employees the choice of wearing masks. Just a week before, the Bay Area BART transit system was reportedly brought back. Additionally, mask mandates have also returned to some Louisville public schools.

It appears, however, that the new announcement may not be applicable in some locations, as the email obtained by The edge. “In light of the current circumstances, wearing a face mask will no longer be required in most places. As always, please check Welcome Forward regularly for the specific requirements of your site, including those of local health authorities or any site you may visit,” the email reads.

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