Apple is taking the necessary precautions to protect its employees from slowly returning to apple park in Cupertino, according to a report released Thursday, according tomedia reports. The report outlines the company’s plans to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, said employees would face a series of workplace changes upon arrival at Apple’s headquarters.
All employees must wear masks and undergo a temperature check upon arrival at Apple Park. Employees can also choose to perform a nasal swab test to screen for a virus infection. However, the frequency with which this particular test will be performed or will be provided is unknown.
Once in the company, employees’ activities are restricted to prevent unnecessary contact with others. For example, the kitchens in some lounges are closed and elevators are limited to two people at a time.
Currently, only a handful of key employees are allowed to return to Apple Campus, and the rest will return in the coming months.
Bloomberg reported in May that some had returned to Apple to work on key projects. These positions include data center managers, software engineers, web-based Apple store staff, and hardware testers.
Apple plans to recall more employees during the second resumption of work in July, the media said, but those claims were challenged by John Gruber of Daring Fireball. The tech giant has not set a timetable for phase 2 or Phase 3 and has no plans to get all of its office staff back to work until the outbreak is brought under control, according to the sources.
Today’s report also notes that executives will also return to work at Apple, where Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail and human resources, recently posted a video to employees at the company’s headquarters.