JPMorgan Gets Rid of Mask Mandate for Vaccinated U.S. Staff
(Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. told its U.S. office staffers that they will no longer be required to wear masks if they’re fully vaccinated.
The largest U.S. bank, which often sets policies adopted by the broader financial industry, announced the option to go maskless in a memo to employees on Tuesday. Executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are planning to roll out a similar policy, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
JPMorgan has been moving faster than many of its main rivals in resuming pre-pandemic work habits as vaccinations spread across the country. This week, it reopened U.S. offices that had remained at least partially shuttered in the wake of last year’s coronavirus lockdowns. And Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has told the firm’s entire U.S. workforce to be ready to return to offices, on a rotational basis, starting in July.
Employees who want to go maskless will have to document their vaccination status with the company before doing so, according to the memo. The policy is subject to state and local laws. Non-vaccinated staff will still have to wear masks in many areas of its buildings.
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