Google has announced limited reopening of its U.S. offices this month for employees who want to work in person.
While offices are expected to open in April, Google employees who want work remotely can do so until September. However, those who do decide to work in person will have to follow COVID-related guidelines, such as wearing a face mask, practicing physical distancing, and passing health surveys.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also said the company will explore the idea of adopting flexible work weeks, allowing employees to work in the office for three days and at home the rest of the time.
This is in line with other major companies preparing to open their offices in the coming months. For example, while Amazon never fully closed its offices and only 10% of its employees come into the physical workplace, the company expects more people to return to the office throughout the summer and early fall.