Google Says Most Of Its Employees Will Likely Work Remotely Through End of Year : Coronavirus Live Updates The tech giant announces it is extending its previous work-from-home plans for most of its staff and will begin reopening offices this summer.
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Google Says Most Of Its Employees Will Likely Work Remotely Through End of Year

Google announced some employees could return to company offices over the summer but said most of the tech giant's employees would likely be allowed to work from home for the rest of the year. Michael Liedtke/AP hide caption

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Google announced some employees could return to company offices over the summer but said most of the tech giant's employees would likely be allowed to work from home for the rest of the year.

Michael Liedtke/AP

Google says most of its employees will likely be allowed to work remotely through the end of year.

In a companywide meeting Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said employees who needed to work in the office would be allowed to return in June or July with enhanced safety measures in place. The rest would likely continue working from home, a Google spokesperson told NPR.

Google had originally told employees work-from-home protocols would be in place at least through June 1.

Facebook also said it would allow most of its employees to work remotely through the end of 2020, according to media reports. The company had previously announced it was canceling large events through June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both companies began telling employees to stay home in March.