Microsoft abandons plan to reopen US offices amid Covid worries – KION546

By Matt Egan, NCS Business

Microsoft introduced Thursday that it’s scrapping plans to totally reopen US offices early subsequent month due to issues concerning the Delta variant.

The tech big declined to set a brand new reopening date however promised to give staff 30 days’ discover.

“Given the uncertainty of Covid-19, we’ve decided against attempting to forecast a new date for a full reopening of our US work sites in favor of opening US work sites as soon as we’re able to do so safely based on public health guidance,” Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s company vp for contemporary work, mentioned in a blog post.

Microsoft had deliberate to totally reopen its Redmond, Washington, headquarters and plenty of different offices within the United States as early as October 4.

“The evolving Delta variant is compelling many of us to adjust plans for reopening worksites,” Spataro wrote. “It’s a stark reminder that this is the new normal. Our ability to come together will ebb and flow.”

Microsoft joins a rising record of main firms compelled to delay their back-to-office plans. Wells Fargo, BlackRock, NCS and others pushed again their plans to reopen offices after Labor Day till October. Amazon, Facebook and different tech firms have mentioned they received’t be again within the workplace till 2022 on the earliest.

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