Facebook Delays Return to Office Until January 2022

Facebook Inc has postponed Thursday its office return date for all U.S. and some international employees until January 2022 due to concerns over the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19.

“Data, not dates, is what drives our approach for returning to the office. 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 continue to monitor the situation and work with experts to ensure our return to office plans prioritize everyone’s safety,” said Facebook in a statement.

Facebook had previously planned to reopen most of its U.S. offices at 50% capacity by early September and to reopen in full in October.

Facebook has a total workforce of around 60,000 employees.

The resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant has led companies to change their plans on return to the office, vaccinations, and masking.

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