Microsoft on Tuesday became theto say it'll require for employees and others entering its campuses in the United States. The tech giant also moved the reopening date for its US offices from Sept. 7 to Oct. 4, following .
The moves come as the highly contagiousof spreads globally.
"As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we continue to closely track new developments and adapt our plans as this situation evolves, keeping employee health and safety top of mind," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement emailed to CNET. "Starting in September, we'll also require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors, and any guests entering Microsoft buildings in the US."
The company will have a process to accommodate employees "who have a medical condition or other protected reason, such as religion, which prevents them from getting vaccinated," while caregivers of immunosuppressed people or parents of children who are too young to get vaccinated can continue to work from home until January.