Apple postpones office return to at least January – report

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Apple is delaying its return to corporate offices to January at the earliest from October due to surging Covid-19 cases and new variants, Bloomberg News reported today, citing a memo.

The iPhone maker told staff it would confirm the re-opening timeline one month before employees are required to return to the office, the report added.

Several companies across the US have changed their plans on vaccinations, masking and return to office due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases and the announcement of new guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The memo, sent to staff yesterday, also said that Apple does not currently expect to close its offices or retail stores but urged employees to get vaccinated, according to the report.

The company is also increasing its testing programme to as many as three at-home coronavirus tests per week, it added.