Amazon told employees on Thursday that it will postpone the timetable for returning to normal work in the office until early next year.
New date: January 3, 2022. Previously, Amazon expected employees to enter the office regularly starting the week of September 7.
However, Amazon has not implemented vaccine regulations for those who work in the office like companies such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Amazon said it requires employees to wear masks in the office, except for those who can confirm that they have been fully vaccinated.
Amazon notified employees of the new schedule in a message this morning and confirmed the details in a statement to GeekWire.
The announcement raises the bet on companies’ response to the rise of COVID-19 Delta variants. Amazon and other technology giants as the vane of such decisions mean that other companies may follow Amazon in some ways.
Microsoft said earlier this week that the full reopening of its US workplaces is now no earlier than October 4. Google and Apple currently have similar timetables.
Amazon’s guidance on returning to work has evolved with changing public health guidelines and employee feedback. The company said in March that it plans to “return to an office-centric culture as our benchmark.”it June relaxed this position, Said it will provide “mixed work between the office and the home”, working in the office three days a week.