JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley are among several financial services firms that have dropped their mask mandates last week, according to news reports.
JPMorgan told employees in a memo that masks in its U.S. buildings for those who have been vaccinated and have disclosed their status are now “completely voluntary,” according to Bloomberg.
“With Omicron cases declining in many U.S. locations, and expected to continue to decline, vaccine boosters and treatments more readily available, and a large percentage of our workforce vaccinated, we are continuing to make adjustments to some of these safeguards,” JPMorgan said in its memo cited by the news service.
Employees who haven’t received the vaccine and haven’t disclosed their status, however, will need to continue to mask up, the firm said, according to Bloomberg.
Morgan Stanley, meanwhile, no longer requires masks for its staff, as only vaccinated workers are permitted in the firm’s buildings, Reuters writes, citing a company spokeswoman.
Goldman Sachs likewise dropped its mask mandate, starting today, as did the New York Stock Exchange, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange, according to Reuters.
Earlier this month, Wells Fargo delayed its return-to-office date to March 14 but said vaccinated staff who want to come in voluntarily weren’t required to mask up except in certain circumstances, as reported.
The changes came after New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday that the state was dropping mask requirement for most businesses, Bloomberg writes.
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