In addition to its vaccine mandate, Redfin has postponed reopening its headquarters’ offices due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
According to a company-wide memo, Redfin’s roughly 3,000 employees, including agents, must get vaccinated if they plan to return to the office.
On Wednesday, the Seattle-based brokerage sent a company-wide email saying that the reopening of its headquarters’ offices will be delayed due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The reopening was scheduled for September 6th and has no new date yet. Employees will be notified 30 days before the new appointment and will not be able to return to the office unless they are vaccinated.
Starting August 9, employees will need to confirm their vaccination status online before they can work in Redfin offices. Employees working in the Seattle, San Francisco or Frisco, Texas offices will have their key card blocked if they do not confirm they are vaccinated by August 9.
“At least until the infection rates decrease due to this new highly contagious Delta variant, we also have to restrict office access. Anyone can come to the office to pick up signs or other equipment, but otherwise we ask employees who are not fully vaccinated to work from home, ”the email said.
But even with vaccines, Redfin encourages employees to continue wearing masks in the office unless they are alone in a room with the door closed.
“It’s your choice, of course, but if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, I hope you will Get vaccinated today, ”the email said. “Redfin will give you plenty of time to do this. Almost everyone over the age of 11 is eligible for a vaccination, but less than half of the US has been fully vaccinated, making it easier for the coronavirus to spread and continue to mutate to our most vulnerable friends and colleagues. “
Redfin is just one of many real estate companies updating their vaccine requirements.
On Tuesday, Inman reports that affiliated companies have all 4,000 employees vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 31. Those who fail to do so will be fired.
Related Companies is a New York City-based real estate company with offices in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, South Florida, London and Abu Dhabi.
And last month the Durst Organization announced it was making vaccines mandatory for its non-union employees.
The Durst Organization is a New York-based company with over 100 years of history. The company develops, builds, owns and manages commercial and residential real estate in New York City, Dutchess County and Philadelphia.
The Durst Organization is demanding that its non-union employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 6th.
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