Amazon has announced it will be extending its remote working policy until June of 2021 due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority, and it will be some time before things return to normal,” the company said in a blog post. “Accordingly, work that can effectively be done from home can continue to be done from home through June 30, 2021.”
Prior to the extension, Amazon had planned on allowing employees to work remotely until the beginning of October. In July, it pushed it back to early January.
Despite the company’s lengthy remote working policy, the company revealed it would be expanding its office footprint by over 900,000 square feet across six cities in the US.
Meanwhile, the company recently leased three offices in downtown Nashville buildings including SunTrust Plaza, Serendipity Labs’ L&C Tower annex and WeWork’s Capitol View location. This news follows the company’s announcement of hiring its 1,000th employee for its Nashville operations.