The Oklahoman

Google again delays return to office due to COVID surges


Google is again postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-January, in addition to requiring all employees to be vaccinated once its campuses are fully reopened.

The delta variant of the coronaviru­s is driving a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitaliz­ations, leading companies to delay or scrap return-to-office plans after nearly two years of people working from home.

CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday that Google is delaying its global return to offices until Jan. 10. After that, he said the company will let countries and locations determine when to end voluntary work-from-home policies “based on local conditions, which vary greatly across our offices.”

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