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Bank of America says New York employees can work from home during the holidays

FILE PHOTO: Bank of America logo is printed in the Manhattan borough of New York City, USA
FILE PHOTO: The Bank of America logo is drawn in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

December 21, 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Bank of America Corp told New York-based employees on Monday that they can work from home during the holiday season, becoming the latest financial firm to adjust plans as Omicron variants of coronavirus spread.

The bank also said it is offering a free COVID-19 test kit and will offer booster shots at on-site clinics in the new year, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bank of America’s steps, previously reported by Bloomberg News, come as financial firms try to adjust to a recent surge in coronavirus infections, as they want to promote more meeting with customers as well. like working and collaborating at the office. A host of other financial firms have adjusted their plans as the virus spreads, such as Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Carlyle Group Inc, Blackstone and MetLife.

Additionally, JPMorgan Chase & Co on Friday sent a memo to employees encouraging work teams to assess “more frequently” who needs to go to the office and “who should go back to working from home.” “.

JPMorgan also suggested that groups postpone work events revolving around eating and drinking because of the difficulty of wearing masks.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Omicron variant of the virus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and causing infections in people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

New York City has skyrocketed. New COVID-19 cases rose 60% in the week to Sunday.

The virus has also affected events. The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday postponed its annual meeting in Davos due to the spread of the Omicron variant, making the event scheduled to run from January to mid-2022.

(Reporting by David Henry in New York; editing by Megan Davies and Jonathan Oatis)

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