Due To Coronavirus Google Requires Its Employees To Work From Home
In yesterday Google expanded its work-from-home recommendation to all North American employees.
During a memo obtained by CNN, Google’s vice chairman of worldwide security, Chris Rack ow, said, “Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of Alphabet and therefore the broader community, we now recommend you’re employed from home if your role allows.”
For now, Google’s work-from-home recommendation extends through April 10, with the corporate saying it’s “carefully monitoring things and can update the timeline as necessary.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, employs around 120,000 people, and as a US-based company, the bulk of these employees are based in North America.
The new coronavirus has led to the cancellation of most of this year’s large fair gatherings. Mobile World Congress, which was scheduled for February, was canceled at the eleventh hour. Google killed Google I/O 2020 just last week, Facebook packs up F8, and E3 was canceled yesterday.
Big gatherings present a better risk for spreading the virus, and along an equivalent line of thinking, getting to work on your big tech campus is additionally a vector for infection.