Google Announces Company Holiday to Stem Coronavirus Burnout

Google Announces Company Holiday to Stem Coronavirus Burnout
  • Google employees will be able to enjoy a holiday on May 22
  • The company said it would be opening more offices as early as June
  • It will allow staff to work from home until 2020-end

Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it has asked employees to take a day off on May 22, to address work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced the move in a memo to employees on late Thursday, which was first reported by CNBC.

Google said it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.

Facebook also said on Friday it would allow workers who are able to work remotely to do so until the end of 2020.

The virus, which has infected more than 3.9 million people globally so far, has forced strict lockdowns in most countries and changed the way businesses function, with work from home emerging as the new norm.

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