In May, Google noted that it would gradually be opening its offices after July 4th. However, Covid-19 cases have been on the rise lately. So where does that leave google with its earlier plans. Well, because of this the reopening seems to be wishful thinking.
Latest reports show that in California where google has its headquarters, has reported its second highest cases totals on Tuesday.
A staff memo as seen by Bloomberg read: “While conditions do vary from state, we need to see that the U.S outlook as a whole is stable before we move forward,” Chris Rackow, vice president of global security, wrote the memo. “As the recent resurgence of cases demonstrates, Covid-19 is still very much alive in our communities.” the memo read.
A few months ago Google was among the first main U.S brands to direct its employees to work from home. Twitter on its part made a sensational directive back in May when it said that its employees would work from home open-endedly.
The California based tech giant has already told its staff that no one will be obligated to return to the office for the rest of the year.
“For all of you that are working from home, please continue to do so unless you are told otherwise by your manager,’’ Rackow wrote in the latest memo. “We don’t expect this guidance to change until Monday, September 7 (Labour Day) at the earliest.