Apple decided not to increase the number of days during which employees of the company must work in the office. The change came amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States, reports The Verge.
The company planned that from May 23, workers would go to the office three days a week. The company has now postponed the changes indefinitely. For now, workers must be at headquarters two days a week.
Company workers have also been asked to return to wearing masks in public areas such as conference rooms, corridors and elevators.
Previously, Apple employees worked remotely for two years due to the coronavirus. In March 2022, Apple announced that the deadline for Apple Park and Infinite Loop workers to return to offices was April 11. Prior to this deadline, employees were required to work from the office at least one day a week, at least two days before May 2 and at least three days until May 23. On Wednesday and Friday, office staff were given the opportunity to work remotely.
In April and early May, Apple workers spoke out against the hybrid workweek and the company's move to ban full remote work.
Earlier in 2021
In July 2021, Apple began shutting down internal Slack channels where employees discussed remote work and urged people to speak out against going to the office. Apple employees wanted the company to listen to their demands about staying remote. But Apple management is against this and still decided to return employees to the office at any cost.