Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October. The company has made it mandatory for everyone to be fully vaccinated before the campuses are reopened.

The requirement will be first imposed at Google's Mountain View, California headquarters, & other US offices. The decision also affects tens of thousands of contractors who Google intends to continue to pay while access to its campuses remains limited.

    

Google postpones return to office until October, mandates Covid-19 vaccination for employees

WHAT?

In a Wednesday email sent to Google's more than 130,000 employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is now aiming to have most of its workforce back to its offices beginning October 18 instead of its previous target date of September 1.

HOW?

Google is postponing a return to the office for employees until mid-October while making it mandatory for everyone to be fully vaccinated before the campuses are reopened.

WHERE?

The requirement will be first imposed at Google's Mountain View, California headquarters and other US offices before being extended to the more than 40 other countries where Google operates.

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Even before the WHO declared a pandemic in March 2020, Google, Apple and many other prominent tech firms had been telling their employees to work from home. This marks the third time that Google has pushed back the date for fully reopening its offices.