Google to Begin Reopening Its Corporate Campus in April

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Google with 4 Comments

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Google announced today that it will welcome some employees back to its offices in April with a full reopening set for September.

“In the United States, the situation is mixed and we must continue to stay vigilant to prevent a new wave of the virus,” Google chief people office Fionna Cicconi says. “We are also seeing some hopeful improvements in parts of the country. I’m happy to say that over the next month, it is likely we’ll begin to welcome Googlers back to some of our U.S. offices on a voluntary basis.”

Google is “encouraging” its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is not requiring it. Workers who do return will need to wear masks, practice social distancing, and pass a health survey. And any employee who is uncomfortable coming into the office will not be required to do so until at least September.

Microsoft previously announced that it would soft open its Redmond quarters this week and it plans to more fully open by July, though that could of course change.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Google to Begin Reopening Its Corporate Campus in April”

  1. minke

    It's absolutely idiotic to open anything or do anything indoors until everyone is fully vaccinated and the infection numbers go way, way down. Instead, we are seeing the opposite all over the country--places are opening, people are gathering indoors, people are getting infected. Just don't do it. I know a Googler who has been invited back and has no intention of going until after she is fully vaccinated, if then.

  2. kingv84

    In reply to blue77star:

    State your source. A lot smarter people working in the medical field know more than you on how to deal with this health issue.