The outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has led companies to, once again, rethink their return-to-work strategies.
While some companies are simply pushing their dates back from September to October, others are being vigilant by announcing they won’t return to the office until 2022.
For instance, Logan Green, CEO of Lyft, announced the company is delaying its return to the office from September to February 2, 2022.
Green stated that the company will bring employees back dependent on “improving Covid trends,” but that the increased concerns over the Delta variant caused the company to push back their return date.
“While we’re hopeful vaccination rates continue to climb and case counts improve, we want to offer team members who can do their work remotely the flexibility to continue to do so until we’re in the clear,” Green wrote in a memo to employees.
Although Lyft’s offices will still remain open for those working onsite, employees will be required to wear masks and be vaccinated.
According to George Penn, vice president at the Gartner HR practice, said that this type of approach is smart if based on governmental guidance.