Intel will implement new regulations for epidemic prevention
In the past two years, as the coronavirus epidemic has spread globally, all walks of life have been more or less affected. The semiconductor industry has faced long-term supply shortages, coupled with logistics problems caused by the aggravation of the epidemic, both consumers and major product manufacturers are more uncomfortable.
The situation of the coronavirus epidemic is different in different parts of the world, and the response measures taken will also be different. However, in addition to cooperating with the local government’s anti-epidemic policy, some manufacturers may also follow their own anti-epidemic measures to further strengthen the management of their employees during the epidemic. According to a report by TomsHardware, Intel recently required its employees to make vaccination a basic requirement from January 4, 2022. If employees fail to comply with the regulations or fail to provide proof of exemption due to special circumstances, they will face unpaid leave.
“We are closely monitoring the legal environment and expect it will take time for the case in Georgia, as well as other similar cases, to be fully resolved,” Intel said in a written statement to Oregon Live. “In the meantime, we remain focused on keeping our employees regularly informed of updates, required actions, and next steps – which at present include preparing for testing and accommodation requests.”
Intel currently has approximately 110,000 employees worldwide, of which 21,000 are located at the headquarters in Oregon, USA. For Intel, which is in relatively unfavorable business development, it does not want to delay technology research and development due to the closure of the development center due to the epidemic.
In addition to requiring employees to complete vaccination before January 4, 2022, Intel also requires employees who have not been vaccinated to undergo COVID-19 testing every week, regardless of whether these employees are working in Intel’s facilities or working remotely. This phase is stipulated to end on April 4, 2022, when all employees who have not been vaccinated will be exclusively used for up to three months of unpaid leave. If employees are exempted from vaccination for special reasons, they need to apply before March 15, 2022.
Intel employees in the United States will implement these new anti-epidemic regulations, and it is not clear whether other regions will have similar measures.