This week, Google reported that they would be ending their voluntary work-from-home period for its employees. They have put forward the plan to have employees in the Bay Area and other US locations to return to the offices. This rule is to be officially put in action from April 4, 2022.
Google’s Vice president of global benefits, John Casey wrote an email to the employees stating that the past two years have been long and hard since most of them started working from their homes. However, the improvements in treatments and prevention, along with a gradual decline in Covid-19 cases shows that online mode of work can be lifted. Casey added that with the advanced safety measure in check at the Bay Area locations, the company can launch the mode of hybrid mode of work. He clarified that work locations at other US sites would start off according to the rules based there.
This comes following the report that said that Google had been easing the pandemic mandates in order to prepare for a return. Then, the company had not finalised a date for the official resumption since it got delayed owing to the Omicron wave. The company now expect most employees to attend office three days a week and two from home, in a hybrid mode.