February 25, 2022
At the start of the pandemic, we committed to evolving our health and safety practices, keeping our teams, customers and communities at the core of every decision we make. To ensure that our headquarter offices (Hubs), stores and Customer Experience Centers (CECs) are safe places to work and shop, we continue to monitor COVID-19 data trends and the guidelines of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As COVID-19 cases drop and the Omicron surge recedes, we have adjusted our mask policy and no longer require fully vaccinated employees to wear masks inside our U.S. Hubs, CECs and stores across our family of brands (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta) as local jurisdictions allow.
To continue making progress against COVID, we will follow all state and local COVID-19 safety regulations and encourage all employees to remain diligent in prioritizing the health and safety of themselves and others.
Our mask lift does not change our vaccination requirements. Any employee or guest who enters our San Francisco, New York or Albuquerque Hub must show proof of vaccination, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.
We support the health of our team members by providing up to two hours of PTO to each hourly part-time Store employee in the U.S. for each dose of the vaccine—or as otherwise required by the law of the jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Last year, we also held on-site vaccination clinics at our CECs in Brampton, Canada; Fresno, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Groveport, OH; and Gallatin, TN.
We’ve been in this together for two years now—and we are so grateful to our teams and customers for all they continue to do to help keep each other and our communities safe.
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