Google won't reopen offices for many employees amid the until next summer. CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday told employees that the search giant will extend its option through June 30, 2021, for roles that don't need to be in an office.
The move, earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal, will impact nearly all of the tech giant's roughly 200,000 full-time and contract employees.
Earlier this month, Google coronavirus cases surged in several states. CEO Sundar Pichai previously said the search giant would start bringing workers back as of July 6, but then said offices will remain closed until at least Sept. 7.of its US offices after
As at many companies, employees at Google have been working from home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Back in May, Pichai told employees that they'll likely work remotely for the rest of 2020. The Google CEO reportedly made the decision to further push back opening offices last week, in part due to .
As of Monday, the US has recorded more than 4 million confirmed cases, with over 146,000 deaths. Globally, there are over 16 million confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 database.