Alphabet Inc-owned Google is extending its voluntary return-to-office coverage via January subsequent 12 months, CEO Sundar Pichai stated on Tuesday, citing uncertainty attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic in lots of components of the world.
The speedy unfold of the extremely contagious Delta coronavirus variant can be making firms rethink their masks mandates and vaccination insurance policies.
“Past January 10, we’ll allow international locations and areas to make determinations on when to finish voluntary work-from-home primarily based on native circumstances,” Pichai stated in an e-mail to workers.
In the previous few weeks, firms together with Amazon.com Inc and Lyft delayed their return-to-office timelines to 2022 for U.S. employees as a result of pandemic.
Google had earlier delayed its return-to-office coverage from September to October. It was one of many first firms to ask its workers to make money working from home as a result of well being disaster.