Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced to company employees that they will have to continue working from home till the end of the year, while only a handful will be allowed to resume work at their company offices.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April had said that it would require most of its employees to work remotely till the end of May, allowing only a smaller percentage of employees to come to the office sooner.
The company previously said the majority of its employees would work from home through the end of May.
On the issue of burnout, Pichai instituted a day off on May 22 and asked managers to find another date that works for employees in May, where May 22 is not a workday.
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They are also working on national guidelines for hospitals across the rest of the country that may find similar cases. The US has reported a total of 1,329,791 COVID-19 cases and 79,528 deaths.
Facebook said it would reopen its offices on 6 July as coronavirus lockdowns are gradually lifted.
A spokesman for Facebook said: "Facebook has taken the next step in its return to work philosophy". It is known in the Silicon Valley that you will find the Googleplex half empty most of the times because their employees work from home during normal times as well. The office was immediately closed down while its facilities was cleaned deep.
Last March, the social media behemoth shut down its London offices after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. This has diminished the line between the "home" and the "work space" as both have taken place of each other and have started to coexist. The company also informed every employee that had contact with the person involved to self-isolate and be vigilant in watching for symptoms of the virus. Experts say offices may have to implement sneeze guards, one-way corridors, and staggered hours to reduce the density of employees.