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JPMorgan ending mandatory COVID tests, hiring ban for unvaccinated employees
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JPMorgan Chase says it will end its hiring ban on unvaccinated individuals beginning April 4.
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Mandatory COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees, asking employees to report coronavirus infections, and associated contact tracing and notifications will also be discontinued on April 4. In addition, masking in its corporate offices will also be optional for both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees effective immediately.
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"Across the U.S., as we continue to see cases decline, restrictions lifted and more flexibility with daily activities, we are learning to live with COVID as part of our new normal," the bank said in a memo to employees reviewed by FOX Business. "The virus has shifted to cause less severe illness, there is now a high level of vaccine immunity and natural immunity from infection, and we are once again enjoying the benefits and energy that comes with being together in the office on a regular basis."
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JPMorgan emphasized that it will continue to offer voluntary testing through complimentary home testing kits, require responses to be entered into its Vaccine Record Tool, and keep its current isolation and quarantine guidelines in place. New York City employees must continue to meet the company's vaccination requirements until the city lifts its order.