In May 2020, tech giant Google announced that employees whose work requires physically being in the office will be allowed back in either June or July, though with increased safety precautions and a “different” in-office experience.
In the latest development, Google said that the company is delaying the reopening of its U.S. offices by around two months because of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in some states. All of Google’s U.S. offices will now remain closed at least until Sept. 7, Google spokeswoman Katherine Williams told Reuters.
According to the report Googled has shared an internal memo to inform the employees about this development.
“For all of you that are working from home, please continue to do so unless you are told otherwise by your manager,” Chris Rackow, Google’s vice president of global security, said in the memo.
“We don’t expect this guidance to change until Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) at the earliest,” Rackow wrote, adding that the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the United States demonstrates that “COVID-19 is still very much alive”.