Microsoft to No Longer Goal Particular Date for US Workplaces’ Reopening, Will Take Website-by-Website Method

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Microsoft stated on Thursday it is going to not goal a particular date for reopening all of its US places of work and as a substitute will reopen every web site based mostly on whether or not it meets a set of firm standards and native well being tips.

“Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we have determined in opposition to trying to forecast a brand new date for a full reopening of our US work websites in favour of opening US work websites as quickly as we’re in a position to take action safely based mostly on public well being steering,” Microsoft stated in a weblog submit.

Microsoft had earlier stated it could open its Redmond headquarters in addition to different US places of work on October 4.

Microsoft on Thursday stated every US web site will return to work when all native authorities tips are met and when the positioning has reached “Stage 6” of a set of standards the corporate detailed in March. Hitting the sixth stage requires that “COVID-19 is not a major burden on the local people and presents itself extra like an endemic virus such because the seasonal flu,” Microsoft stated in an earlier weblog submit.

Some large tech corporations are delaying a return to workplace, whereas others like Fb are making vaccinations necessary as a result of spike in COVID-19 instances within the nation.

The software program large stated it is going to additionally give a 30-day transition interval that gives time for workers to organize earlier than getting again to places of work.

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