COVID-19: Facebook, Google Extend Working From Home To End Of Year

Employees will only need to come to the office for work.

Essential employees for the tech giants may return to the office as soon as July, with additional safety measures in place, but other employees who can work from home have been granted additional flexibility to stay there.

Also, the CEO said workers can take May 22 off to decompress so that they wouldn't suffer burnout.

Employees have been working from home since March, and, as technology companies adapt to the new normal, it is hard to see how work life can return to the old way of doing things after such an extended period.

Gopalakrishnan believes at least 20-30 per cent of IT employees would continue to work from home even after the lockdown is lifted and the situation returns to normalcy. Talking about Facebook, Facebook offices will open on July 6, but the policy from Work from Home will remain in force till the end of December.

US surpasses 12 million COVID-19 cases ― Johns Hopkins
This compares with 10 days it took to get from 9 to 10 million and 16 days it took to reach 9 million from 8 million cases. Since Oct. 17, deaths per day linked to the virus have almost doubled from about 700 a day to about 1,300 a day.

The offices at Google Germany.

Facebook went on to say that there were a number of factors involved in the decision of when to reopen offices or allow non-critical workers to return to offices, including information from public health agencies and government guidance.

The social media company was actually quite quick off the mark regarding this. They were one of the first companies to allow their employees to start working from home when the crisis got underway.

Just yesterday, Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has announced that it is giving its employees the option to work from home through October, according to a report by GeekWire.

Furthermore, it could be good for employee welfare, as many workers are thought to be anxious about returning to crowded spaces in big cities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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