Ford Motor has announced that it will delay its hybrid return-to-work strategy to January of 2022.
Originally, employees were expected to return to the workplace by October, but the spike in Delta variant cases caused the company to push back the date.
However, around 120,000 to 130,000 of Ford employees that are mostly in manufacturing positions have already returned to work.
Ford also stated that it will offer a short-term remote work policy that will allow workers who are not required to be at a specific worksite to operate from another location within the country for up to 30 days every year.
“The state of the COVID-19 virus remains very fluid and therefore we are adjusting the start of our hybrid work arrangement to no earlier than January 2022,” the company said in a statement.