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Google’s Staff Get Pricey Fast Covid Tests While Contractors Wait

  • Full-time employees at home get instant results from Cue
  • Contractors in office are offered cheaper mail-in tests
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Google offers its full-time employees working from home a supply of high-end instant Covid-19 tests. Meanwhile, the contract workers still coming into offices have to wait longer for results.

The Alphabet Inc. company allows U.S. full-time employees and their dependents to request Covid-19 tests from Cue Health Inc., which provide results at home within a few minutes, according to a document reviewed by Bloomberg. Contract workers who must report in-person to Google’s offices receive PCR tests by BioIQ that they can prepare and mail into a lab, according to a document that the Alphabet Workers Union tweeted Tuesday.