Goldman Sachs will require its employees to get a booster jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of its return-to-office plan. All its staff members will have to get tested for the virus twice every week, starting January 10. By February 1, everyone will have to get their booster shots too, as per eligibility.
As per the earlier guidelines, return-to-office entailed full vaccination, weekly tests and wearing of masks. Even clients, vendors and others entering Goldman Sachs offices were to follow these guidelines.
The offices of the investment bank were opened in June.
Meanwhile, Dr Anthony Fauci, the expert on US infectious diseases has suggested that the Country consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel.
Fauci is the US president’s chief science adviser on the pandemic response. A suggestion of a mandate from him will certainly improve the vaccination rate and draw attention to the need for better rules for protection on flights, for which federal regulations require all those aged two and older to be masked.
The expert is of the opinion that making vaccination a requirement will encourage more people to get the jabs, and therefore, it should be made a requirement for travel / flying too.
While foreign nationals travelling to the US are required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, its citizens and permanent residents are only required to show proof of a negative test taken a day before boarding.