Although the COVID-19 pandemic in the water and the isolation measures implemented by governments around the world will continue for a few more months, many companies are trying to plan the return to normality. Google and Facebook recently decided that most employees will work from home by the end of 2020.
In late April, Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, sent an internal memo that indicated that, at best, company employees could return to the offices as of June 1. Now, the manager decided to open only the doors to employees whose functions cannot be performed at home, advances the newspaper The Information. All others will continue to be telecommuting for at least another 7 months.
In the case of Facebook, the company is planning to open its office doors on July 6 to some employees. However, a Facebook spokeswoman clarified the international press that () all employees who can do their work remotely will be able to do it by the end of the year. The company led by Mark Zuckerberg is still deciding which employees will be able to return early.
It should be remembered that, even in early March, Google announced, that all US employees should work from home, if the function they perform permits. According to information provided by a spokesman for Google in the international press, the measure also applies to European officials.
Facebook was also one of the first North American techs to announce the adoption of telecommuting after learning that several Seattle office employees had contracted with COVID-19 in early March.