Google employees have been told to expect to work from home for the remainder of the year, but it will open its offices in June or July for those who need it.
The company had already extended work from home until June 1, but it sounds as if Google’s workforce could be working remotely for many months to come.
The news comes the same day that Facebook told employees they could work from home for the rest of the year.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has told employees they’ll likely be working from home until the end of the year.
During an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Google employees were told that those who needed to return to the office would be able to do so in June or July, with certain safety measures put in place.
The news was first reported by The Information and confirmed by an independent source to Business Insider.
It follows a similar announcement from Facebook, which on Thursday told employees they could continue to work from home for the remainder of 2020, though said it would start reopening its offices on July 6.
Google told employees in April that it was extending work from home to June 1 and planned to “stagger” a return to the office.
But it now looks as if most of Google’s workforce will be operating remotely for quite some time.
A Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
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