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  • Goldman Sachs wants to know how many employees have been vaccinated, according to the NYT.
  • The bank gave staff a deadline of noon on Thursday to report their vaccination status.
  • Goldman said it "strongly encourages" getting a shot, but said it's a "personal" choice.
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Goldman Sachs is keen to know how many of its US employees have been vaccinated as staff return to offices.

The bank asked its US staff to report whether they've got the Covid-19 shot by noon on Thursday, according to an internal memo viewed by The New York Times' Dealbook newsletter.

The memo was sent earlier this week to bankers who had not yet reported their vaccination status, The Times said.

"Registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures," the memo reportedly said.

It wasn't clear if report vaccination status was mandatory. Goldman Sachs said in the memo that it "strongly encourages" getting vaccinated, but said the choice "is a personal one." 

Goldman Sachs didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

The bank told staff in the Manhattan office in May that they didn't have to wear masks if they reported their vaccination - this now applies to all US employees, The Times reported.

Workers will need to record the date they got the Covid-19 vaccine and which shot they received, The Times said. They don't need to show proof, the memo said.

Goldman Sachs plans to get US employees back into the office by mid-June, according to an internal memo sent May that was reviewed by Insider. UK employees will need to come in by June 21, the firm said.

CEO David Solomon said in February that remote work had an "enormous impact" on Goldman Sachs' operations and described it as an "aberration" that the bank would correct "as quickly as possible."

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