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Facebook Cancels All ‘Large Physical Events’ Through June 2021 – Variety



Fb is slowing down its plans to have staff return to the workplace amid the COVID-19 disaster — and it has nixed all occasions it had deliberate with 50 or extra attendees by June of 2021, in line with to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“Even past this subsequent interval, steering from well being specialists is that it received’t be advisable to have giant teams of individuals get collectively for some time,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on the platform Thursday. “Given this, we’re canceling any giant bodily occasions we had deliberate with 50 or extra folks by June 2021.” He added that for a few of these, Fb plans to carry as digital occasions as a substitute.

The “overwhelming majority” of Fb staff shall be required to make money working from home by at the very least the top of Could 2020, in line with Zuckerberg. Fb is also extending its coverage of no enterprise journey by at the very least June of this yr.

In the meantime, a “small %” of staff could possibly return sooner however “we don’t count on to have everybody again in our places of work for a while,” the CEO wrote. Fb employees coming again to places of work earlier embrace content material reviewers engaged on counter-terrorism efforts or suicide and self-harm prevention, and engineers “engaged on complicated {hardware}.”

“Most Fb staff are lucky to have the ability to work productively from dwelling, so we really feel a accountability to permit individuals who don’t have this flexibility to entry shared public sources first,” Zuckerberg wrote. “I hope this helps comprise the unfold of COVID-19 so we will maintain our communities protected and get again up and working once more quickly.”

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