Leading search engine Google has announced having postponed its U.S offices reopening dates to September. The company had initially anticipated opening the offices on July but it says a rapid increase in coronavirus infections has pushed it to extend the reopening date.
The spokeswoman of the Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) owned company said all the company’s U.S based offices will remain closed until July 7. During the last week of May, Google had said it intended to reopen around 10% of its offices across different cities in the U.S.
Thereafter, it would scale up reopening more offices to around 30% by July 6 and if possible resume full operations by September. All this plans have been given a blow by a spike in new infections of the deadly virus.
Through a memo circulated to Google’s employees, Google’s vice president of global security, Chris Rackow, urged employees to continue working from home as the danger of contacting the virus at work is still very much alive.
“For all of you that are working from home, please continue to do so unless you are told otherwise by your manager. We don’t expect this guidance to change until Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) at the earliest,” wrote Rackow in the memo.