Beijing time on the afternoon of July 1, Bloomberg reported that after weeks of outbreaks in the west and south showed signs of a recurrence, Google has postponed a resumption of work in the United States. Google’s u.S. offices will remain closed until September 7, according to an email sent to employees. In May, Sundar Pichai, chief executive, said the company would be cautious about trying to get some of its employees back to work starting July 6.
The new crown outbreak is spreading rapidly again in the United States, prompting some states to reconsider their decision to relax the blockade.
“While the situation varies from state to state, we still need to begin the next step in reuniting after determining that the overall outbreak in the United States is stable,” Chris Rackow, Google’s vice president of global security, wrote in an email. The recent recurrence of the outbreak proves that the threat of the new coronavirus remains. Back in March, Google was one of the first companies in the U.S. to bring employees home to work. The company has told employees that it will not force anyone to return to the office for the rest of the year.
“Anyone who has been working remotely from home is also requested to continue to work from home unless you receive a new notice from your superiormanagement,” Rakoff wrote at the end of the email. “