In emails sent out today, Apple informed developers that they will need to wear N95 masks while indoors and that a negative FDA-approved COVID antigen test is required the day before. Attendees will need to upload their negative test results to Apple’s portal before arriving at Apple Park.
There was some speculation that Apple could cancel the event because the company recently delayed plans to have corporate employees working in the office three days a week amid rising COVID cases, but it appears Apple is instead opting for more stringent protections.
On its website, Apple says that attendees are required to follow its health and safety protocols, which take into account the latest guidance from public health authorities. Apple has assured developers that hand sanitizer stations will be available and surfaces and high-traffic areas will be cleaned regularly throughout the event.
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