Facebook defers office reopening to January 2022
- August 13, 2021
Facebook representatives will be telecommuting basically until the year’s end. The organization has pushed back its plans to take US workers back to the office because of worries about rising COVID cases because of the delta variant. The organization had said recently that it wanted to return US offices at 50% capacity by September. However, that timetable has now been pushed back to January as cases have risen.
“Data, not dates, is what drives our approach for returning to the office,” the company said in a statement to CNBC. “Given the recent health data showing rising Covid cases based on the delta variant, our teams in the U.S. will not be required to go back to the office until January 2022. We expect this to be the case for some countries outside of the US, as well. We continue to monitor the situation and work with experts to ensure our return to office plans prioritize everyone’s safety.”
Facebook made headlines in mid 2020 for being among the first to close its offices, a long time before numerous areas initiated their own lockdowns policies. The organization has additionally said that it will require its US workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At whatever point it does re-open, almost certainly, work will look and feel entirely different to numerous representatives. The organization has said it will embrace remote work going ahead, with Mark Zuckerberg saying that however much 50% of the organization’s workforce could remote in the next 5-10 years.