20.8.2021 | Due to COVID-19 Delta Variant, Facebook Delays Office Reopening Until 2022
Specifically citing concerns about a rise in cases of the delta variant of COVID-19, Facebook confirmed Bloomberg that it has pushed back plans for US workers to return to the office until next year.
"Data, not dates, is what drives our approach for returning to the office. Given the recent health data showing rising Covid cases based on the Delta variant, our teams in the US will not be required to go back to the office until January 2022. We expect this to be the case for some countries outside of the US, as well. We continue to monitor the situation and work with experts to ensure our return to office plans prioritize everyone’s safety."
In the spring we noted that, like Microsoft and Uber, Facebook was scheduling its office reopenings. Now, like Amazon, it’s responding to a new wave of infections by delaying pandemic reopenings until January 2022.