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