Some US companies that are operating from home during the Covid-19 outbreak may choose to keep their employees at home for a longer period than initially thought, according to technology reporter Ari Levy in an article for CNBC. “Corporate leaders are waiting for some reliable combination of mass testing, therapeutics, contact tracing and possibly even a vaccine, before they’ll consider it a worthwhile risk to send employees back into the traditional workplace,” he writes.
Some large companies have already announced that remote working will continue. For example, Facebook has said that most of its employees will be able to work from home until the end of 2020, while Alphabet (Google’s parent company) plans to open offices for up to 15% of its workers as early as June, but the majority of its workforce will continue working from home.
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