The Rules on Face Masks at the Office Are Changing

Some big U.S. employers have dropped workplace mask requirements as Covid-19 cases fall and vaccination rates rise. Staffers at other companies are wondering whether they can ditch masks, too.

With Apple announcing plans Friday to drop masking requirements at many U.S. stores and major employers like Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co . recently relaxing certain employee mask guidelines, some workers are questioning the need for a pandemic measure long framed as a necessary inconvenience.