Some Big Companies Have Plenty of Covid-19 Tests for Employees. Others Aren’t So Lucky.

The Omicron variant has highlighted a testing divide in American business, where some big companies have secured ample Covid-19 tests and kept workers coming in, while others have struck out and let workers stay home.

At Alphabet Inc.’s Google, many full-time employees can regularly test themselves or their dependents at home on machines that give results within minutes. Inc. plans to soon roll out an at-home device for employees to test themselves before coming into an office or attending a company gathering. Meanwhile, industrial giant Honeywell International Inc., has supplied employees who are using its offices with at-home rapid tests that they can take daily, part of what Chief Executive Darius Adamczyk calls a “belt and suspenders” approach to safety.