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Apple will reportedly provide optional COVID-19 tests for employees as they return to work (AAPL)

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  • Apple will offer optional COVID-19 tests for employees as they return to the office, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
  • The company will also require temperature checks and masks, limit the number of people in crowded spaces, and keep many of its break-room kitchens closed, according to Bloomberg.
  • Apple, with its hardware focus and secretive culture around new products, has been more eager than other major tech firms to reopen its offices and began allowing some employees back in May.
  • Other companies, including Amazon, are also looking to test employees as they adapt to a new work environment amid the ongoing pandemic.
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As Apple employees gradually begin returning to the office, they'll have the option to receive COVID-19 nasal swab tests when they show up for work, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
The company will also require that employees have their temperature checked upon arrival, wear masks, and limit their numbers in confined places like elevators, according to Bloomberg. Apple will also make modifications to its headquarters in Cupertino, California, like keeping break-room kitchens closed and reconfiguring open-office floor plans.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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