Amazon delays the return of its employees to the offices until next year

Amazon delays the return of its employees to the offices until next year

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The e-commerce giant is adjusting its return-to-work plans as cases of the Delta variant increase.

Amazon reports that it will delay the return of its corporate employees to the offices until the first weeks of 2022 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

The tech company joins several companies that are adjusting face-to-face return-to-work plans as the Delta variant fuels new cases of coronavirus.

Although Amazon has not required vaccinations from its employees, when staff return to the offices on January 3, they will be asked to show proof of vaccination or to maintain the use of masks.

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“We will continue to follow local government guidance and work closely with leading medical healthcare professionals, compiling their advice and recommendations as we move forward to ensure our workspaces are optimized for the safety of our equipment,” Amazon said. in a statement, according to TWSJ.

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The surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant of the new coronavirus has led many companies to reschedule their return to offices.

Google said it will extend its work-from-home policy until Oct. 18, Facebook said it will require vaccinations for American employees in offices, and Twitter will maintain its remote work model.