Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms is one of the most recent companies to delay its office reopening in the U.S.
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to a surge in cases and forced organizations to rethink their office reopening strategies.
Meta employees who want to work from the office will be able to start March 28, a delay from the original January 31 date.
Workers will be able to decide whether they want to return to the office, request to work remotely full-time, or request to work from home temporarily by March 14.
Workers in Meta’s offices will have to show proof of vaccination as well. If employees do not have a valid exemption due to medical or religious reasons, they can request to work remotely.
“Employees who take no action can face disciplinary measures, including termination. Obviously, this would be a last resort,” a Meta spokesperson said by email.