employees back to workplaces – Facebook plans to return to personal work in May, after working remotely for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BloombergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans for remote work by the onset of the pandemic that promised about half of its employees could work remotely in the next five to 10 years, but until then is personal work, at least in a limited capacity, in the immediate future of the company.
employees back to workplaces – Facebook is reopening its Bay Area offices – including its Menlo Park headquarters – but is limiting capacity to 10 percent to start. The company does not expect its largest offices to reach 50 percent capacity until September. Bloomberg writes. In addition to limiting the number of people working in the neighborhood, Facebook also plans to require masks, social distances and weekly COVID-19 tests.
Apple did not respond to a request to expand on its plans for returning to in-person work, but the company was reported to have ordered some staff to return to its offices as early as May 2020.
There are still risks involved with working indoors in close quarters with others, and being vaccinated doesn’t guarantee the virus can’t be transmitted. But as companies ease back into whatever “normal” working conditions will look like post-pandemic, it seems guaranteed that remote work isn’t going away entirely anytime soon.