Facebook told employees on Thursday that it is delaying the reopening of its corporate offices until 2022.
The social media giant has also recently issued a new regulation requiring everyone who comes to work in its U.S. offices to be vaccinated.
Facebook was one of the first tech companies to close its U.S. offices last year, and in June this year, it tightened its policy on remote working, allowing everyone within the company to do their work remotely.
Back in June, the tech giant said it was on track to open most of its U.S. offices by September with a capacity of 50 percent, with plans for a full reopening in October. Now, Facebook said it still expects to reopen some offices later this year with varying capacities.
Facebook said it primarily monitors local health data and focuses on key indicators such as local cases and vaccination rates, ICU capacity, local access to testing and medical care, and government guidelines.
Other tech companies are pushing back similar plans to open their offices, while COVID-19 cases surge. Amazon expects workers in the U.S. and other countries to report to their respective offices by January 3, 2022. Microsoft similarly said it is moving the earliest date for the full opening of its U.S. offices to October 4.
Google is also extending its voluntary work-from-home policy until the end of October. Both Google and Microsoft will begin requiring their employees to be vaccinated before they report to the office.
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