Google is looking to partially reopen some of its US offices in the coming weeks as the tech titan’s work-from-home era comes to an end.
Employees will likely start going back to certain Google offices on a voluntary basis over the next month, though everyone will have the option of working remotely until September, a company spokesperson said in an email Thursday.
The Silicon Valley giant will reopen offices in phases based on criteria including downward trends in COVID-19 cases and the availability of vaccines, the spokesperson said.
Google first started letting its staff work remotely in March 2020 as the deadly coronavirus began to spread around the US and other parts of the world.
Anyone who wants to work remotely for more than 14 days out of the year after September will have to apply for permission to do so as working from home was meant to be a temporary arrangement, according to the Google spokesperson.
The company previously told employees in December that they wouldn’t come back to the office until September, according to reports.
Source: New York Post