WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that most of his employees would have the option to work from home, in perpetuity even after the end of the coronavirus lockdown.
- Major tech companies like Google and Facebook are also implementing long term work-from-home policies that will last until next year.
- On the other hand, many states across the US are pushing to reopen their economies in phases.
According to a Twitter spokesperson, the company’s chief executive Jack Dorsey told his employees Tuesday that they could work from home for as long as they want, even after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
First obtained by BuzzFeed News, an email from Dorsey said that it would be unlikely for Twitter to reopen its offices before September. The email also said that for the rest of the year, all in-person events would be canceled.
This news from Twitter follows as businesses all around the country slowly make adjustments to reopen and operate post-pandemic, adapting to social distancing guidelines as well.
The work-from-home model was applied early in major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. So far, they’ve been one of the most cautious about planning for their employees’ return to their offices.
For Google, some employees will be back in the office by early summer although most will still work from home until 2021. Similarly, Facebook plans to start the reopening of its offices after the weekend of July 4.
However, until next year, their employees will still have the option to work from home if they are able to do so.
While these companies are planning for long term work-from-home policies, lockdown restrictions are slowly easing in different states across the country. A phased reopening of economies has been pushed by governors of several states, including California where Twitter, Facebook, and Google have their headquarters.