Google has prolonged its work-from-home coverage for the rest of 2020. After beforehand telling workers that they might be working remotely until June 1st, CEO Sundar Pichai has advised workers that they’ll doubtless earn a living from home till the tip of the yr, through The Data.
In response to Pichai, workers whose work requires bodily being within the workplace can be allowed again in both June or July, however with elevated security precautions and a “totally different” in-office expertise.
However for many of Google’s employees, working at house will proceed to be the brand new regular for the remainder of the yr. Google started advising workers to earn a living from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.
Google isn’t the one main tech firm to ask workers to remain house for the remainder of the yr. Fb made an identical announcement yesterday, citing data from teams just like the Facilities for Illness Management and Johns Hopkins, together with authorities steering. Google and Fb doubtless gained’t be the one ones, both: with two of the most important tech corporations each planning to shutter their doorways for the rest of the yr, odds are that we’ll begin to see different corporations comply with.