Goldman Sachs has become the latest Wall Street firm to ramp up its COVID-19 protocols, requiring anyone entering its U.S. offices to be vaccinated, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by a spokesperson.
The banking giant also will require masking in common areas of its offices, regardless of vaccination status, as of Aug. 25, according to the memo. Fully vaccinated staff will also receive weekly COVID-19 tests starting on Sept. 7.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
With the move, Goldman joins other Wall Street banks that have begun enforcing stricter mask and vaccine requirements. Citigroup and Morgan Stanley now require staff entering their New York premises to be inoculated against COVID-19, while Bank of America will allow only vaccinated workers to return to in-office work in September.
The appetite for vaccine mandates appears to be growing among those in New York’s financial sector.