Feb 12, 2022 - Health

Major American banks lift mask mandates in U.S. offices

Photo of a masked person entering a glass revolving door that shows the JPMorgan logo
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Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are no longer requiring employees to wear masks in U.S. offices, Reuters reported Friday.

Why it matters: The move is part of a larger trend across the U.S. as the number of COVID cases continues to fall. A host of blue states have lifted mask requirements this past week.

Details: Goldman Sachs employees, who must be fully vaccinated against the virus, won't have to wear masks starting Monday, while JPMorgan has already made mask-wearing voluntary for fully vaccinated workers.

  • Only vaccinated employees are allowed to enter Morgan Stanley buildings, so the bank has also dropped its mask mandate, a spokesperson told Reuters.

Worth noting: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend mask-wearing in indoor spaces that are at high risk of transmission.

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