Even though Massachusetts has lifted most pandemic restrictions on businesses, many are still weighing whether to require employees to be vaccinated or wear masks at work.
A recent survey by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber may provide some clues.
The organization, which represents businesses in communities west of Boston, surveyed about 450 members last week about their back-to-work protocols, The Boston Globe reported.
Nearly 30% of businesses said they will mandate that employees wear masks. A similar number will not, and about one-third remained undecided.
Also, 23% will require employees who return to the workplace to be vaccinated, while nearly 40% said they will not. Smaller business with fewer than 20 workers were more likely to require employee vaccinations.
The chamber surveyed a range of businesses including retail, technology firms, and insurance companies.
At Needham-based Kaplansky Insurance, workers won’t need to be vaccinated to come into the office. However, those who are not vaccinated will need to wear a mask, said Jennifer Soares, an assistant vice president.