In line with what many other companies have been forced to do, Google has delayed its return-to-office date due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases.
Employees will have the option to work from Google campuses until at least January 10, and they will receive a 30 day notice before they are expected back in the office. However, there is no concrete date when workers must return.
“Beyond January 10, we will enable countries and locations to make determinations on when to end voluntary work-from-home based on local conditions, which vary greatly across our offices,” wrote Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc., in a memo to staff.
This is not the first time Google has delayed office reentry for the entire company. Previously, employees were expected to come back in October.
“The road ahead may be a little longer and bumpier than we hoped, yet I remain optimistic that we will get through it together,” Pichai wrote.