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As Omicron rises, Goldman Sachs asks staff to work from home.

According to a document acquired by The Washington Post, Goldman Sachs will ask staff to work from home until January 18 as the omicron variant spreads across the country.

Offices will remain open, but staffers will be advised not to come in for in-person work – though if they do, safety precautions, including a mask requirement, will be in place.

Goldman Sachs was one of the more aggressive big banks when it came to back-to-work programs, initially bringing back employees to US officers in June.

Just last October, CEO David Solomon was pounding the back-to-work drum at a Los Angeles conference, claiming that an in-person culture is crucial to the bank’s operations.

However, the rapid rise of Omicron in the United States has altered the calculus of returning to the workplace — or remaining there: The variant is thought to be more contagious than previous strains, though most persons who become ill do not appear to have illnesses as severe as some previous variants, according to preliminary studies.

Working from home is “an aberration that we are going to remedy as soon as feasible,” according to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s top COVID adviser, stated last week that Omicron cases in the US would most certainly peak by the end of January.

Vaccines and boosters will be required for all eligible groups at Goldman by February 1, and bi-weekly testing will begin on January 10.

The email did not specify when employees would be summoned back to work after January 18, but a representative stressed that the corporation is still eager to have its workers working in person.

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